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Black Adder

Post by JaySteel » May 10th, 2011, 12:27 pm

Hi everyone. I thought I'd share a couple of shots that I took last weekend of a Black Adder. I've only seen a few of these in the wild and I was thrilled to capture these shots of this beautiful snake.

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Jason



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Re: Black Adder

Post by Texas Blonde » May 10th, 2011, 1:24 pm

I love berus! Great shots of a really pretty animal.

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Re: Black Adder

Post by monklet » May 10th, 2011, 2:58 pm

That's a beauty! Nice pics. :thumb:

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Re: Black Adder

Post by Jason Mintzer » May 10th, 2011, 3:01 pm

Great snake and great photos. Thanks for sharing :beer:

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Re: Black Adder

Post by JaySteel » May 11th, 2011, 10:38 am

Thanks for your kind comments.
I found a couple of toads in the car park at work today so I thought I'd share them with you all:


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Jason

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Re: Black Adder

Post by Martti Niskanen » May 11th, 2011, 11:01 am

Nice specimens and shots. It would be nice to see a dorsal view of the adder. Do you ever see completely melanistic adders around there (i.e. ones with black supralabials)?

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Re: Black Adder

Post by JaySteel » May 11th, 2011, 11:11 am

Thanks. I've never seen a totally black one before up close. Last year I did see a very dark example where the zig-zag markings were almost invisible and I didn't see any white on the side of its head either. Unfortunately I was about 12ft away when it slithered off so I could easily be mistaken as I only saw it from above.

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Jason

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Re: Black Adder

Post by Mourits » May 11th, 2011, 11:49 am

Nice adder! :thumb:
I've never seen a melanistic specimen which had white color on it, they were just shinning black. :)

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Re: Black Adder

Post by Jon Wedow » May 11th, 2011, 11:59 am

the adder shots are amazing! WOW!

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Re: Black Adder

Post by brick911 » May 11th, 2011, 12:04 pm

Phenomenal shots!

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Re: Black Adder

Post by JaySteel » May 11th, 2011, 12:07 pm

Thanks very much for your kind comments.

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Jason

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Re: Black Adder

Post by Blue Smaggie » May 13th, 2011, 5:58 am

Very nice adder. Like Mourits I've only seen completely melanistic ones so far. Cool pics!

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