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Old 12-09-2011, 07:44 PM
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Default Baby Adders found recently.

Several photos of baby Adders that I have sighted/photographed this year, that are local to me.

This one was located 12 to 18 inches off the ground, basking in heather!


Baby Adder, 5th-September-2011 by Testudo Man, on Flickr

Another(on the same day) was found in a much better position for a photograph or two.


Baby Adder, 5th-September-2011 by Testudo Man, on Flickr

A couple of days later, at the same location, and I came across a rather aggressive baby Adder, it struck at the camera too!.


Baby Adder, 7th-September-2011 by Testudo Man, on Flickr


Baby Adder, 7th-September-2011 by Testudo Man, on Flickr

Then on the 9th of September, I sighted/photographed a total of 6 different baby Adders, all in the same area, within a few minutes walking distance from each other. I doubt i will see that many in one visit again?!

Three of the six babies seen/photographed on that day. Cheers.


Baby Adder, 9th-September-2011 by Testudo Man, on Flickr


Baby Adder, 9th-September-2011 by Testudo Man, on Flickr


Baby Adder, 9th-September-2011 by Testudo Man, on Flickr
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Top pics!!! Next bit of fine weather and a day off coinciding and I need to go find some near me
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very nice pics, and the colours on those adders are stunning. What sort of sizes were they?
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Excellent shots, I saw a couple of juvies at the weekend and lots of baby slow worms. Were these in Kent?
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Top pics!!! Next bit of fine weather and a day off coinciding and I need to go find some near me
Thanks, I find a cloudy day, best to find Adders. It doesnt have to be too warm

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very nice pics, and the colours on those adders are stunning. What sort of sizes were they?
Cheers, they are still very small, probably less than a month old?

Here is a shot of the 1st baby adder I had found, I took it back on the 17/8/11, and I would think this snake was new born, and just several days old?
I would also like to point out at this time, that I never touch, or disturb these snakes at all, I photograph them as I find them. I was also very careful in placing my thumb in the shot, for a size comparison too.


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Excellent shots, I saw a couple of juvies at the weekend and lots of baby slow worms. Were these in Kent?
Thanks...yes in Kent, but probably not where your thinking
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To be honest I wasn't thinking of anywhere but it's good to read about & see more younge Adders in Kent. Have you seen any common lizards at the same location?
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I found some last year, brick red in colour, in late August




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To be honest I wasn't thinking of anywhere but it's good to read about & see more younge Adders in Kent. Have you seen any common lizards at the same location?
There are a couple of well known sites in Kent for Adders, I thought you were refering to those. The site that I go to, is not well known.

Yes, I see both Common lizards, and Grass snakes at this site too.

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They are certainly red fantastic looking snakes too, nice one.
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There are a couple of well known sites in Kent for Adders, I thought you were refering to those. The site that I go to, is not well known.

Yes, I see both Common lizards, and Grass snakes at this site too.
I think I know which sites you are referring too. It's good that you also see common lizards I have been told they are a frav with young adders.
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I think I know which sites you are referring too. It's good that you also see common lizards I have been told they are a frav with young adders.
Good for the Adders, but not so good for the Lizards then! such is nature.

I have seen quite a few new born Common Lizards there, so its a good reptile site.

Here are the Links to my Adder/Common Lizard albums on Flickr, if you, or anyone else has a spare few minutes.

Adders - a set on Flickr

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