Adder update!

On Sunday I had another short search for Adders (Vipera berus), and again it was rather hot weather for April! Firstly, at the edge of a small stream a group of walkers were looking down into the water, when I went over I realized they were watching a large male adder swimming across the stream and it eventually ended up hiding inside the bordering stone wall. Minutes later I found a tiny, baby adder basking on a rock and after another short search I found a very active male climbing a hillside, it started hissing at me before I even approached it for photographs. I also came across a freshly shed skin of a smaller, male adder.

In addition, field colleague Carl Corbidge now has his own wildlife blog: Yorkshire field herping and wildlife photography

Baby adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Baby adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Baby adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Male adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Male adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Sloughed skin of adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Sloughed skin of adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson

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