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Reptiles and Amphibians

Wat Tyler is home to 4 species of Reptile and 4 species of Amphibian

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common lizard
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Grass snake
The reptiles in the park are often hard to find.  Common lizards can be found sunning themselves in some south facing areas and grass snakes can sometimes be found around the ponds. If you are lucky you may catch them swimming around hunting for amphibians and fish.  Slow worms and adders are occasionally found by those walking round the park.

When it comes to amphibians Wat Tyler Country Park has a good population of smooth and great crested newts.  Common frogs and common toads are less common in the park but can occasionally be found hoping or crawling around after a rain shower.

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Adder
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Slow worm
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Smooth Newt

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