Adder (Vipera berus)

Shy but full of surprises, the adder is the UK’s only venomous snake. It spends its days in woodland, soaking up the sun and swallowing its prey whole. While it’s more common than you might think, a loss of suitable habitat threatens this unique species.

This one was on Hounslow Heath and had been killed. Seen in August 2020.


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