This video shows an adder in the Netherlands.
Nick van der Marel made this video.
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Hi, this is unrelated to your post but I had to share it with you. After all, it is here that I have learned about the butterfly effect:-)
Thank you for this beautiful butterfly link!
All best wishes for you, homeyra!
I believe I saw one of these on Canvey Island. She (?) was sunning herself tucked in by a wall. The marking were the same (such a beautiful pattern) but I’m certainly no expert and could well be wrong.
Hi Jill, thanks for your comment! Adders do occur around Canvey Island:
Grass snakes don’t have a zig zag marking on their backs, and are usually bigger.
Female adders are usually bigger than males.
It was quite big, yes. I was really surprised when I saw it. It was the first time I’d seen a snake that wasn’t someone’s pet or wasn’t behind glass!
Hi, grass snake pictures are at
Are you sure it was the (smaller; less common) adder species?
It definitely had the diamond patterning on its back. I remember being struck by how vivid it was, but more than that I couldn’t say.
Then, you probably saw an adult female adder 🙂
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