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Asp viper "la Garriguette" from Hérault department I didn&#039;t upload anything since a while ! <br />
What a good birthday present I made for myself, I finally found some asp vipers around my place in the H&eacute;rault department in the south of France, where they are not so easy to find. In this part, they have a special coloration a kind of bluish grey which quite similar of the calcareous soils coloration around where they live, in the old holm oak forests, the old &quot;garrigue&quot;. This is why here they are called the &quot;Garriguette&quot; Asp Viper,France,Geotagged,Spring,Vipera aspis Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Asp viper "la Garriguette" from Hérault department

I didn't upload anything since a while !
What a good birthday present I made for myself, I finally found some asp vipers around my place in the Hérault department in the south of France, where they are not so easy to find. In this part, they have a special coloration a kind of bluish grey which quite similar of the calcareous soils coloration around where they live, in the old holm oak forests, the old "garrigue". This is why here they are called the "Garriguette"

    comments (3)

  1. Amazing photo, Julien! Thanks for sharing :) Posted 12 days ago
  2. Absolutely top notch as always, happy belated birthday! Posted 12 days ago
  3. Brilliant Julien Posted 11 days ago

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"Vipera aspis" is a venomous viper species found in southwestern Europe. Bites from this species can be more severe than from the European adder, "V. berus"; not only can they be very painful, but also about 4% of all untreated bites are fatal. The specific epithet, "aspis", is a Greek word that means "viper."

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
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Uploaded May 9, 2022. Captured Apr 29, 2022 15:53 in MMQF+6W Argelliers, France.
  • Canon EOS R5
  • f/4.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm