Sunday, April 10, 2016

Fact of the Day: Adder Snake

The European adder snake (also known as the European viper) is the only poisonous snake native to Great Britain. 

16 comments:

Huggybear said...

Lucky "Poms".
Here in Australia we have the largest collection of deadly snakes in the World - land and sea varieties.
Not advisable to be kept as pets, just in case any readers
have any thoughts on that subject.
Colin

Kay said...

I'm so glad Hawaii tries to keep snakes out of the islands.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Oh gosh.
In Tasmania all snakes are deadly.

Anna-Alina said...

They have pretty print

Huggybear said...

Anna - the "pretty print" will not diminish the fatal
side of the bite. Sea snakes are most attractive but if bitten and not treated virtually immediately you are dead within minutes.
Swimming in the tropics in the reefed sea lagoons is fraught with danger - SEA SNAKE Territory!
I know been there and broke all swimming speed records getting away from a most attractive one. We
were staring each other in the face - my sea "Joe Blake" was yellow, white, red and black stripes.
Very pretty and with deadly intent.
Colin

Andrew-L'autre said...

So far, I've only seen one snake in the UK and it was a small grass snake. In the US, I saw loads of gopher snakes, garter snakes and racers, plus rattlesnakes and kingsnakes.

Caro * said...

Very nice fact :)

Pat Hatt said...

So best to avoid those suckers

Lowcarb team member said...

Amazing markings - but I will steer clear of an adder should I see one.

All the best Jan

Christine said...

scary

Sandra Cox said...

Ewww.

Elisabeth said...

The only dangerous snake we have in Finland is also the European viper. I used to meet those at our countryside cottage as a child, but we don't have them in cities like Helsinki. Thank you Adam for stopping by my blog!

xxx
E from Helsinki, Finland
http://helsinkidragonfly.blogspot.fi/

stephen Hayes said...

I didn't know Britain had any poisonous snakes.

Huggybear said...

They should have borrowed St.Patrick to rid
their country of snakes.
Colin

Martha said...

Scary stuff...

bj said...

scary...i hate snakes and i don't even like worms...:)