Friday, April 11, 2008


Well I have finally managed to see an adder. Only taken the best part of 5 decades! And then 2 came along at once. (Thanks to Chris Grady and then Brian Davis for the venue and location.)

You may be able to see that the snake in the middle 2 pictures is in the process of shedding it's skin - the eye caps give the eyes a uniform blue appearance, rather than the lovely gold-bronze more normally seen. The oddly patterned light on some pictures is because both snakes were on the wrong side of a chicken-wire fence.

As a part of the multimedia extravaganza (?) now available on this blog please find below one of my You Tube videos of the adders. As usual with YT the quality is rather iffy, but what the hell. Better (clearer) photos will also appear in the web album. A few other videos can be accessed via the link in the right hand column.

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