Amphibians and reptiles are enigmatic groups of animals. Due to their secretive nature, they can be hard to spot! There are four species of native reptile and six species of native amphibian resident in Norfolk. Some of these are widespread but others such as the natterjack toad
and palmate newt are much less common and are known to inhabit just a few sites.
All reptiles and amphibians are protected by law under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
, meaning it is illegal to sell or intentionally kill or injure them.