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rosemary-charles

  1 month ago

Adder Britain's only venomous snake

I ve been told many times about the British Adder yet I don't know of anyone who has actually ever seen one, have you seen one?
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Chris563

  1 month ago
There is a lot in our area but I have personally never seen one but my husband has. Reply
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kadeercole2

  1 month ago
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davidwatkin

  1 month ago
I had one as a pet Rose but it kept biting me, I gave it to my friend as I'd adder nough of it. :-) xx Reply
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bickler1

  1 month ago
They are plentiful throughout Hampshire and Dorset in both forest and heath and pose no problem unless people foolishly poke them with a short stick. Reply
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jjbmom

  1 month ago
No never seen one and don't want to Rose Reply
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Meryl10

  1 month ago
I've caught a glimpse from the corner of my eye when in the woods, but I always make a noise when walking where I know they will be as they will move away, I just worry they'll bite the dog, my wellies would protect me. Reply
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chowen

  1 month ago
I see one occasionally Rosemary, they are quite common around here. They soon disappear if they sense somebody is around, heavy footsteps will make then seek cover for their protection. Being a reptile, they are cold blooded, so warm themselves up using the sun. I normally find them on a patch of clear ground or on top of a flattish rock. They are nothing to worry about unless they get scared, then they may bite. Added bites are very seldom fatal, but they do need to receive prompt treatment or there could be complications. They are very similar to a grass snake, but they are smaller, and have a distinctive zigzag pattern down their back. Reply
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bluemoon239

  1 month ago
I saw quite a few when I lived in Norway, I almost sat on one half hidden under a stone. Reply
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gljcleeve

  1 month ago
They are wise enough to avoid humans where possible. I think that I saw one once but couldn't swear to it. Reply
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survay12

  1 month ago
My wife, age about 8 or 9, once saw one at Burrington Combe (something like Cheddar Gorge) when she visited with a neighbour and her children. They were all very scared because it was there in the long grass. Reply
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