An Easter visit to my parents in Norfolk was just the right time for me to try and find my first ever Adders. I have longed to see one of these snakes in the wild for a very long time. Britain's only venomous snake. At this time of year you can see them coming out from there holes to warm themselves up in the sunshine and find a mate.
I always thought that these were a biggish sized snake. How wrong I was! They are really very small, and it's no wonder I've not come across one before. I'd have walked straight past it.
This was a real treat for me and I hope I can catch up with them again next year.
I am scared of snakes.ReplyDelete
There is no mistaking that pattern. I have only seen one once and that must have been about 30 years ago. It was sunning itself on the chalk of the Downs near Wrotham in Kent. Never forgotten it.ReplyDelete
Hello, it is a beautiful snake. Love the markings or pattern, great photos. Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful snake. I did not know that England had poisonous snakes!! We have lots of them here in Oklahoma. Several kinds of rattlesnakes, copperheads, and water moccasins.ReplyDelete
Its pretty camouflaged for its surroundings. Great that you found one for seeing.Here in the netherlands they live mostly on the moors in the east and south of the land but never seen one in contradiction to the grass snake but that one is more for a watery environment and you have enough of that here.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous shots! I've already come across a lot of adders here this year.ReplyDelete
Excellent photography. I did not know there are venomous snakes in the UK. Interesting!ReplyDelete
I didn't know you had any venomous snakes...great photos..ReplyDelete
I'm glad you got to finally see him. He has some pretty colors. We don't have any snakes here in New Zealand.ReplyDelete
Hello, it is a beautiful snake. Great series of photos. Thanks for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.ReplyDelete
I don't get excited to see a snake but how interesting that they are Britain's only venomous snake. We saw a Pygmy Rattlesnake on a hike and it was really small. It surprised us! I got pics of course! lolReplyDelete
I only want to see a venomous snake in a zoo, and even then it's creepy.ReplyDelete
In all my visits to the UK I have never been able to find one.ReplyDelete
Sad to say, the only adder I have seen was a dead one. Camping near Hawkshead many years ago, some scumbag took great delight in showing the camp site an adder he had killed.ReplyDelete