Snakes in the classroom!

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Last week, Rachel Bristol visited ISS to speak to the Primary Wildlife club. As a Conservation Biologist she had managed to catch a local wolf snake (a coulev). It had been lurking near the pond in Le Niol looking for frogs or frogspawn as dusk fell. Luckily for ourgroup of enthusiastic animal lovers Rachel managed to obtain a one metre specimen for us to examine and she discussed its characteristics with us. This local snake is not venomous and there is no need to be afraid of it. It is a constrictor and crushes its prey. Many thanks to Rachel for visiting us twice in World Wildlife week. She also spoke to Year One and Two pupils students later in the week about endangered local wildlife plants and animals. 184 species of wildlife in Seychelles are endangered.

 

 

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