Adder fact file

A European adder in the New Forest

A New Forest adder tale

The video below is of an adder encountered while out in the New Forest early in 2007, by myself. Probably not long out of hibernation, and on a cold March morning, the adder refused to run for cover as most adders so when disturbed, but instead stood strong, twice striking out at the camera! Beware, they can be aggressive!

 

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