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European Adder A large female adder quite black in color was found out basking in the warm sunlight. Geotagged,Summer,United Kingdom,Vipera berus,adder,macro,snake Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

European Adder

A large female adder quite black in color was found out basking in the warm sunlight.

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  1. Nice! I'd love to see one of these in the UK. Posted 4 years ago
  2. Great shot Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 4 years ago
  3. Simple world-class, Tristan! You should be very proud. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks once again! Posted 4 years ago

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''Vipera berus'', the common European adder or common European viper, is a venomous viper species that is extremely widespread and can be found throughout most of Western Europe and all the way to Far East Asia. Known by a host of common names including ''Common adder'' and ''Common viper'', adders have been the subject of much folklore in Britain and other European countries. They are not regarded as highly dangerous; the snake is not aggressive and usually only bites when alarmed or disturbed... more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
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Uploaded Jul 31, 2015. Captured Jul 30, 2015 09:17 in 33 Chase Road, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8TL, UK.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/1328s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm