More Snakes

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Well this time i had some luck on my side , out in search of Adders again i found a dead mouse , it  had not been dead long and was right by where i had seen Adders sun bathing. After setting up and getting comfortable i waited to see if anything was going to happen,I could see Adders moving around in the area near me and as i was lying in the heather i kept an eye on anything moving close to me !

After a couple of hours i saw movement in the heather close to where the mouse was lay , i then made out the head of a good sized Adder , head up and tongue flickering moving slowly towards me quartering the area , obviously homing in on the mouse , How the mouse had died i had no idea , perhaps a victim of this snake ?

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In Search of Snakes

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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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