Adder mating season dance video


This video was made by Jan and Annie Rocks in the Bargerveen nature reserve near Emmen in Drenthe province, the Netherlands, on 29 March 2011.

It shows two male adders, in a dance during the mating season of this species. The best dancer will be able to mate with a female.

Bargerveen reptiles: here.

Black melanistic adder in Kent: here.

May 2011: The family of a nine-year-old girl who made the headlines recently after being bitten by an adder in Hampshire has spoken up in support of snakes. Tylar Butcher, who was holidaying in the New Forest, was rushed to hospital after being bitten while walking with her family: here.

March 2012. Researchers want to find out if decreasing numbers of adders in the North East has led to inbreeding among colonies of the UK’s only venomous snake: here.

1 thought on “Adder mating season dance video

  1. Pingback: English adders, new study | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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