A walk on the wild side

This grass snake finds Saffron Walden to its liking

This badger caught CPRE Essex vice-chairman Tricia Moxey by surprise

Our Lovely Essex focuses today on the wildlife that, if we allow it, will come to us – all the more welcome, of course, when own movements are so restricted.
Firstly, thanks to Peter Damary-Homan, who sent in the image of a grass snake that “decided to make itself at home in my pond in Saffron Walden”.
The other shot, of a badger, comes from CPRE Essex vice-chairman Tricia Moxey, who set up a trail camera in her Ongar garden.
“I was hoping for a sighting of a hedgehog but got this instead – quite exciting!” said Tricia.

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