Now that the warm weather has finally arrived i’ve tried to find some snakes , with some luck , Adders mostly , actually they’re the only ones i’ve seen so far . Walking through the heather spotting them can be difficult , it seems you see them when your not trying ! and they’re close , not more than two or three feet away , one i saw was coming towards me and slipped up and over the toe of my boot , only after did i think ” what if it went up the leg of my trousers !” Ahh !
It makes you very careful where you place your hands on some of the steeper slopes, in all i spotted five in about two hours , ranging in colours , very light buff , olive to green ,
More to follow.
Hi Tim. Going up your trouser leg is OK, it’s what happens after is the interesting bit! Great photos as ever.
It was the pain, not the swelling I was worried about !
Tim, I’m resisting any euphemisms here!
Hi there,all three of those shots are adult male adders. You can tell as they have a black zig zag. Females have brown zig zags. It can be difficult sometimes to tell them apart, especially when the males have a darker background colour, like the middle photo. Please submit your reptile and amphibian records here – http://arc.cofnod.org.uk/