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Finally !

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Category: Herpetofauna Native to the UK
Forum Name: Adder
Forum Description: Forum for all issues concerning Vipera berus
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Topic: Finally !
Posted By: kevinb
Subject: Finally !
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2021 at 7:31pm
It was lovely and sunny this morning and so I decided to haul my arse off of the sofa and go to an Adder site that I hadn't visited for a few years. The weather enroute almost made me turn back but I kept going and was rewarded with a cold,breezy but sunny site. I walked through the scrubby undergrowth checking areas where I had had previously seen Adders but was disappointed with the results so I moved round to some old lead workings and almost gave up but then nearly stepped on one, must have lost my touch due to lockdown. I stood for a while and heard a rustle in the bracken, slowly turned my head and out came a pair of Adders fighting, I have travelled all over Europe photographing reptiles and always wanted to see "dueling"Adders and here they were, at last! I stood there quietly and watched at least 7 Adders moving through a small patch of undergrowth, one almost sliding across my foot. Another pair began combat, allowing a few more photos and then it all calmed down. I then noticed a female curled up amongst the plants and realised why they had been so agitated

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Replies:
Posted By: chubsta
Date Posted: 03 May 2021 at 9:48am
Fantastic photos, thanks very much, must have been a wonderful feeling to finally see some in action!


Posted By: Paul Ford
Date Posted: 07 May 2021 at 9:20am
Awsome!Clap


Posted By: kevinb
Date Posted: 07 May 2021 at 7:05pm
Thanks Paul, this is where you first took me and Suzanne all those years ago.


Posted By: Suzy
Date Posted: 23 May 2021 at 8:29pm
Brilliant, always wish I could see this!

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Suz



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