My Husband Frightened a Snake

Poor little thing (the snake, not the husband)

Susie Kearley
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4 min readApr 19, 2024

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Beautiful grass snake at Hidcote © Susie Kearley

In the UK, we don’t have many snake species — just adders and grass snakes. They’re mostly harmless, and scared, so we don’t need to worry much, even if we do spot one.

I’d never seen a snake until a few years ago, when we were at Otmoor Nature Reserve in Oxfordshire. Someone pointed out grass snakes curled up…

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Susie Kearley
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Freelance writer UK. Outrageous opinions. Occasionally offends by accident. Covers writing, health, psychology, memoir, current affairs, copyright, environment.