It is more difficult to record the presence of reptiles with any degree of accuracy.

As in the rabbit population, there are areas where amphibians thrive such as the overgrown canals at Tamar Lakes.

Common lizards maintain their numbers as they appear from warm hedge banks in summer - as do the slow-worms, a legless lizard and completely harmless.

Cats destroy many of these interesting creatures. In their dry and sandy habitat adders, smooth and grass snakes survive in average numbers.