Grass Snakes were also around on the canal banks in Lincolnshire last week. We were walking along the bank in hot sunshine and I was just thinking- look out for snakes- knowing they love basking in the sun, near water. I heard a slithering sound and looked- there was this beautiful Grass Snake moving towards the water and it then swam skilfully away across the canal. We later saw another and I thought it was doing what Grass Snakes do when cornered, which is play dead, but sadly that one, beside a lane, was dead, probably hit by a passing vehicle. Conditions: Cool, even in the bright sunshine, with cloud gathering kate afternoon and rain forecast overnight. Temperature: Max 11- Min 2c.