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    Posted: 09 Mar 2014 at 5:07pm
3 different melanistic adders from today, each with slightly different amounts of melanism.  One was basking with a normally coloured male:

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great shots will
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2014 at 9:25pm
thanks both!  great time of year to spot the dark ones, before it gets warm and they stop basking in the open.
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Nice ones Will what county ? I have yet to see one keith
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Hi Keith - I know you don't like it but 'Greater London'!
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brilliant shots. no sign of my blackadder yet Cry
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Saw 3 melanistics at one of my local sites on Saturday... Once I sort my pics out, i may put up a pic.

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