Saturday, 22 April 2017

Amazing Adder

Hugely exciting encounter on Wem Moss this morning as a young male adder slid across our path and then sat and basked on the bank while we took photos. It was lovely to see how relaxed the snake was, flattening itself out to catch maximum warmth from the sun. Because it was fairly small (see bottom photo) I assume this was only a juvenile. I wouldn't think it was much bigger than about 40cm. Needless to say, I've reported it via


Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Not seen in Notts since 2005 apparently. As I told someone that our volunteer litter pickers were at risk of adder bites!

Kate said...

I've been looking for an adder here for years but never seen one.