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Adder - Copperhouse Lane
I had this surprise when I got out of my car on Sunday 26th April 2009.
I opened the car door when parked up at Copperhouse Lane and there in the middle of the road was an Adder. It is actually a long time since I last saw an adder here in Kent. The last Adder I got a picture of was in Scotland near Moffat August 2008. This Adder really has some red eyes...!

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Ejnar FjerdingstadLooks

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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like the adders we have in Denmark (Vipera berus)!
Posted Apr 28, 2009 12:42 pm

daveyboyRe: Looks

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Should be exactly the same I guess. You commented on the other Adder shot I have on my album.
They are beautiful, for our only native venomous snake.
Cheers for now - David.
Posted Apr 28, 2009 6:25 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: Looks

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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Sorry to have repeated myself, but they are beautiful animals. I have seen them many times in Denmark, but never been bitten. I have never observed them in France, though.
Posted Apr 30, 2009 8:07 am

daveyboyRe: Looks

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No need for the apology. I did not mean that in a negative way. This picture was taken from only a few inches away. They will only bite you if they get cornered and feel seriously threatened. They normally bite as a last resort. This is because when they bite they do not produce any more venom in there glands for at least 7-8 hours leaving them highly vulnerable so they rather just hiss in a threatening way then try and get out of the way.
All the best - David.
Posted Apr 30, 2009 7:04 pm

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on Apr 27, 2009 3:00 pm

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Object Title: Adder - Copperhouse Lane

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