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I had a quick walk out on Morte Point yesterday afternoon to plan this years winter scrub clearance programme and I came across this gorgeous Slow Worm in the middle of the open grass path.  Another more unusual sighting for Morte Point was a Grey Squirrel.  I can’t remember ever seeing a Grey Squirrel on Morte Point in the 9 years I’ve been here.  It was an odd sight seeing it run along the path and disappear into the gorse.  I also saw a heavily pregnant Grey Seal bobbing up and down in the surf, they start having pups early autumn and although I have never seen a seal pup on Morte Point there are one or two spots where they could pup.  I’ll have to keep and eye open over the next few months.

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