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Asp Viper Subspecies: V.a. francisciredi<br />
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Another lower quality image but probably one of my most cherished. This is an Endangered subspecies that I came across hiking in Tuscany. I tried hard to stay calm but my hands shook as they always do. The bronze snake slithered into a crevice and avoided my advances to catch it resulting in only this simple image. Maybe another time Geotagged,Italy,Summer,Vipera aspis,macro,snake,viper,vipera aspis Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Asp Viper

Subspecies: V.a. francisciredi

Another lower quality image but probably one of my most cherished. This is an Endangered subspecies that I came across hiking in Tuscany. I tried hard to stay calm but my hands shook as they always do. The bronze snake slithered into a crevice and avoided my advances to catch it resulting in only this simple image. Maybe another time

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  1. Amazing how you keep finding them, any technique, or simply fortunate? Posted 4 years ago
    1. This guy was purely good fortune. I walked into a farm pasture with roaming sheep towards dusk and found him underneath a large rock in the middle of the grassland. To be honest my luck with adders has never been too great. I'm headed to Croatia this summer so I'll try my luck with the horned viper over there. Fingers crossed hahah Posted 3 years ago
      1. Croatia? As it happens we only have 11 photos from there:
        http://www.jungledragon.com/wildlifemap/HR/photos

        No pressure ;)
        Posted 3 years ago
      2. The Plitvice lakes are a wonderful place, I've seen some documentaries. Croatia is on our wish list to visit some day. Posted 3 years 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." Five subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by TristanV
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Uploaded Aug 15, 2015. Captured Aug 15, 2015 06:53 in Via Fontecanti, 64, 53031 Casole d'Elsa SI, Italy.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/3.5
  • 1/99s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm