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Aspic Viper 55/60cm
Mountain, forest Spotted on rocky ground, altitude ~1780m.
It's a venomous species yes. Little few dead cases (4% of all untreated bites are fatal). It was my surprise when I turned my head and noticed it on my boot. I was standing still, camouflaged, and taking pictures of red deers in the mountains. Then I took pictures of it :)