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    Samuel Hearne happybonzo's Avatar
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    When I was teaching Windsurfing we used to get Grass Snakes swimming across the lake. It was great fun watching the poor learners trying not to fall in
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    Great photos & video, thanks for sharing. I've not seen one in the open and moving as nice as that.
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    I've been out hunting these and adders with a mate (who recently returned from Aus with many snake pics) recently.
    Haven't spotted any yet but the weather has been a bit pants for the cold blooded little buggers, but do have a hot tip from a mate about a location with an adder or grass snake nest.

    Will chuck some pics up if I find them.

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    Fantastic photos and vid .
    Ive seen more adders than I have grass snakes up this way .
    Where I intend to go camping this summer is a bit of a hotspot for Adders so hoping to get a pic or 2.
    Well done on gettin photos of such a beautiful wee beastie.

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    I was geocaching near Temple on the moors once and almost put my hand on an adder sunbathing as I was climbing. It slithered away very quickly, don't know who was more surprised me or it.

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    I absolutely loathe snakes. So i am happy that we don't have them up here in the arctic...

    But when I lived in Thailand....ha ha.

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    And she sent me out in the rice paddies to help my mom in law to check on her rice. The old bat made me walk in front to scare off the snakes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by moontanboy View Post
    I've been out hunting these and adders with a mate (who recently returned from Aus with many snake pics) recently.
    Haven't spotted any yet but the weather has been a bit pants for the cold blooded little buggers, but do have a hot tip from a mate about a location with an adder or grass snake nest.

    Will chuck some pics up if I find them.

    Paul
    I hope you mean hunting as in "finding" as both adders & grass snakes are protected species, if you get bitten by an adder you will probably survive unless you have a weak heart BUT it will b****y HURT a lot, also all reptiles carry salmonella
    so if you intend to handle them take some carex anti bacterial hand cream with you or you will become ill, around 120 people get bitten by adders every year in the UK - 36 were bitten in south Wales alone last year - hard to believe when you hardly ever see
    one, grass snakes will bite but they are more likely to spray you with urine ( nearly as bad as a skunk ) it stinks !!! - sorry if you think that I am over the top but - 1, I don't want them hurt for no reason 2, I don't want you hurt or STINKY for no reason either.If you get to see them both on the same day think yourself very lucky, most don't get to see them both in the same year, how do I know all this - I was bitten by a young adder ( about 6" long ) that I mistook for a slow worm while walking in the woods in Betws Y Coed about 15 years ago meet my 2 petsClick image for larger version. 

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    I got bit by an Adder when I was building a Dry stone Dike when I was a Landscaper.
    I must have nipped its tail with one of the stones I was scroungin from the field next to the garden. MAN it hurt for a fair while and all I could see was one real small pinprick of blod on my finger. Did see the snake take off at a rate of knots though
    Took a couple of days for my hand to stop hurtin but after that I made damn sure I wore gloves when working the stones lol

    Sorry for the ramble

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    Love the pics managed to get one crappy shot of one recently. The musk is revolting!

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    Great shot Herp Thanks for sharin mate

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