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coppo

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This is why I like living up on the moors, look at this beauty I photographed just now.



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Big old adder upper that Paul, they get a lot of them at Tintagel ther are signs in the church yard warning people not to let their dogs go into the long grass for fear of them getting bitten.
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Yes you have to be careful Alan especially with dogs, lovely to watch though from a suitable distance.
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I see the occasional one on Dartmoor and have to make sure the dogs don't get to investigate. Saw a whopper once playing East Budleigh golf club, 3 ft long and as thick as a cucumber.
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I don’t mind snakes, but I am not keen on poisonous ones. My friend’s dog got bitten by an adder on the moor here last year and had to be rushed to the vets. (Fortunately they keep an antidote serum ready at all times!). The thing is she would not have known the dog had been bitten by a snake had she not been close enough to see it slink away! - Otherwise she might have thought the ‘yelp’ was cause by a bee sting etc! I have heard of a couple of people who have lost a dog to an adder bite. When we lived in the SE many years ago the soil was very sandy and ideal adder territory. The local Forestry Commission had signs up everywhere warning dog walkers of the danger. There was one path that as a family we called ‘adder alley.’ Our two children lived to go down there, but we always put the dogs back in the car before we explored it. I remember our son, (about 5 at the time), yelled with excitement when he moved a stone and found a nest of babies underneath! - His interest in ‘nature’ endures to this day.....but I reckon he is lucky to still be here to enjoy it!!! 🙄.

This is my snake! - Well.....actually my niece’s.......but I do I see him most weeks!

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I've handled snakes in the past, I quite like em, Liz is less keen on them.
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Talking of snakes, way back in 97 we had a holiday in Kenya and visited a reptile sanctuary, they let the snakes crawl all over you if you felt that way inclined. Didn't bother Judy but I wasn't so keen.
The sanctuary owner was partial to stuffing them in his mouth for some strange reason.
Can't remember what make of snake they were....

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I don't mind snakes at all but when we were living in Oz we certainly didn't go looking for them. There are so many over there that make you very ill or very dead if bitten. It wasn't unusual to find one in your garden although thankfully not ours. We were mortified when one of our sons came home one day and told us that he and his mates had been out looking for Brown Snakes, 1 of the bad uns.

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Yes the brown snakes are the bad ones, can certainly kill you quickly.

At least Adders, although poisonous, will not kill us. But I love looking at snakes in the wild
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When we lived in Camberley for a short while, our next door neighbours had a second home in Florida. They returned after one holiday telling me how they had found a rattlesnake on their front doorstep one morning.......and had to call the reptile catcher. Their neighbours had found an alligator in their swimming pool a few months previously.

I have never fancied a holiday home in Florida! 😳

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Motley found a snake this morning, I thought it was a twig and when I had a fixed look it was a dead little snake, either a stork or crane must have dropped it.
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