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    Posted: 07 May 2018 at 9:36pm
A couple of Adders seen this weekend in the Sussex Downs (and my first ever melanistic specimen).Well pleased





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2018 at 6:23am
Well doneClap!  Really pleased you got the Edmund (Black Adder).  Especially given the unseasonably hot weather - they're usually the first to disappear under cover.  Congrats again!
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Just a small time window to search. On arrival the temp was 12c. An hour later it was 24c and to hot. Now for you Adders enthusiasts. Without the normal colour to determine the sex and with the in situ photo only, is it Male or Female ?? Size was within the range of either.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2018 at 8:18am
that's a very good question.  Sticking my neck and tail out, I'd go for male, just because the tail looks long-ish from your photo; body shape doesn't have the chunkiness of a female.  But I'm only 55% sureWink 
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tail looks male. two good looking snakes there matey 

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