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My first Adder... in the wild too!

Hi All

Down in Cornwall this weekend and when out on a walk Heather shouted over to me that she had spotted two adders fighting. Managed to grab some shots which I will process later (en route to Warsaw). Here's one I processed in the airport lounge.


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Re: My first Adder... in the wild too!

Nice crisp shot John, they are quite a sight. The only one I have ever seen in the wild was a baby - about 6 inches long and as wide as a pencil - trying to fit a fully grown mouse into its mouth! Sadly I was without camera.
I look forward to seeing some more shots once you have a spare few minutes
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Re: My first Adder... in the wild too!

Wow! Well done for capturing this...
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Wow! Excellent!
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Re: My first Adder... in the wild too!

Just arrived in the hotel... here's another one of the two Adders fighting.

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Re: My first Adder... in the wild too!

Nice shots John.
When i was in North Wales recently I spotted an Adder, a dead one. Not sure if I had killed it by treading on it but at first sight it was a bit scary.
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I think your adders are mating John..............very nice capture.............I have kept corn snakes and currently have a boa and they like to dance when they mate
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Re: My first Adder... in the wild too!

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I think your adders are mating John..............very nice capture.............I have kept corn snakes and currently have a boa and they like to dance when they mate

No - they are both male adders - though it is very likely a female is close by, they are 'fighting' over mating rights, the winner being the adder that forces its opponents head to the ground. A female adder is darker coloured (more red/brown).

Lovely capture - and a privilige to see it. Adders are quite shy and usually hide from people, but it is worth treating them with caution and watching where you put your feet.

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Great photos, sir
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Great shot! Amazing to see that in an animal normally so shy. Glad they wern't on the rugby pitch!
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Oh crikes - fantastic shot.

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Lovely shots, they are beautiful creatures aren't they.
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Re: My first Adder... in the wild too!

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No - they are both male adders - though it is very likely a female is close by, they are 'fighting' over mating rights, the winner being the adder that forces its opponents head to the ground. A female adder is darker coloured (more red/brown).

Lovely capture - and a privilige to see it. Adders are quite shy and usually hide from people, but it is worth treating them with caution and watching where you put your feet.

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Here's a female I took last year for comparison

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Re: My first Adder... in the wild too!

Wow Andy - where was that taken - not anywhere near any tight crevices you were crawling into I hope!!
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Re: My first Adder... in the wild too!

Sorry the location is "sensitive" as the adders are unfortunately misunderstood and people react badly & there are houses nearby.

It's around our part of the world though - I'll PM you about a possible morning out when it's sunny.

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