From the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in London, England:
All our three reptile species are awake and have been sighted around the reserve.
Around 2,000 slow worm were introduced to the reserve in 2002, and are now widespread across the site. They prefer to increase their body temperature underneath stones, wood or sheets of metal which are exposed to sunlight. These unusual creatures are legless lizards – and can live for up to 50 years!
Common lizard and grass snake were introduced to the site in 2005.
Grass snake can grow up to 6 feet (1.9m) in length, although such sizes are now rare. They will be breeding at this time of year: females are often surrounded by a tangled ball of males. The snakes typically use one area to hibernate, one to breed and one to lay eggs. In contrast, both the common lizard and slow worm give birth to live young.
Millions of Australian reptiles falling victim to mine shafts: here.
Distinct populations of snake species on three continents have crashed over the last decade, raising fears that the reptiles may be in global decline: here.