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Adder Hunting…by Richard Austin Photography

Walking through undergrowth with an expert on adders means you know you are going to come face to face with one of Britain’s only venomous snake.

It keeps you awake and makes you feel fully concentrated.

In the last couple of years I have found male and female adders as well as very rare Black Adders, and baby adders curled up on top of their mothers, how cute!

I watched an expert feed an adder down a plastic tube and take a DNA sample from the snake which does beg the question…How do you get a DNA sample from an adder?

Answer: Bloody carefully. The feet picture shows the swelling when you get bitten by an adder.

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