Animal Rights

Who Is That Adder At Your Feet?


The UK Adder (also commonly named European Adder) gets a considerably lousy rap by the Press. Every springtime, it seems we need to beware of this lethal predator. Yes, we need to be careful of the adder and other snakes after their hibernation period (October to March). But not because they're out to make our lives miserable as we take a walk in the forest, but rather so we don't disturb them.

During spring mornings, adders can often be seen basking in the sun to warm their bodies. Given old…

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