Tuesday 22 March 2011

Snakes on a plain

Saw my first adder of the year today, in the Glen Astle area. The adder was a young one, and probably a female according to my colleague Mary, who pointed out that I'd just trodden on its tail without noticing. It was quite warm this afternoon down at The Oa, but it's still the earliest I've seen an adder. The picture below is of a much larger specimen, taken by Gordon Yates last year down on the Rhinns. I'm glad I didn't step on this one...


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