Adder Snake

They are more afraid of you!

Post in Community by Tina Hartley
There has been some concern recently regarding adders, Scotland's only native and protected snake.

Adders are timid creatures and unlikely to bite

Visitors to our walks around Garve, Little Garve and Strathgarve may encounter adders during the spring and summer months. The SNH advice is: -

Our only native snake is Scotland's sole venomous reptile. But the adder is a timid creature and unlikely to bite unless threatened.

An adder’s preferred defence is to hide in the undergrowth. But if a person gets too close, the adder will lash out to enable its escape.

Most bites happen when people try to handle adders. If you find one in the wild, leave it alone and let it move away quietly of its own accord.



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