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European Adder

Vipera berus


Finally got the chance to get close to this very British of snakes - out sunbathing on a mostly cloudy day in 4 degree 'heat'!

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StephenSolomons 7 years ago

St Patrick tried to subdue the pagans. I didn't know the UK had snakes either

KarenL 7 years ago

St Patrick's Day fun fact! St Patrick has been credited with banishing snakes from Ireland. No wild snakes have been recorded there even though just 12 miles separates the country from the mainland of Scotland where there are several species, including the venomous European adder. However, scientists examining the fossil record have determined that post-glacial Ireland never had snakes, so it seems there was nothing for St. Patrick to banish!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Awesome... !!!

PedroNicolau 8 years ago

Wow, incredible.

AshleyT 8 years ago

Beautiful snake, Kristian! That eye is so striking

Kristian Bell
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Kristian Bell

City of Westminster, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Apr 2, 2013
Submitted on Apr 2, 2013

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