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Have you seen an Adder in Crowborough?

posted 3 Jan 2011, 07:59 by Haley Whittall   [ updated 3 Jan 2011, 08:45 ]
The Adder is a distinctive snake that grows to about 60 cm (2 feet) long.  Male Adders are usually silver or grey with a black zig-zag, while females are brown with a darker brown zig-zag.  Both sexes have a pronounced dark zig-zag running along the back, which ends in a dark V or X on the head.  The eyes are red with a vertical pupil.  Completely black (Melanistic) Adders are not uncommon and do occur in Crowborough.
 
Female Adder
 
 
Black Adder
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