In Search of Snakes

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.

Light coloured Adder

Light coloured Adder

Darker olive

Darker olive

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4 thoughts on “In Search of Snakes

  1. 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/

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