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Category: Herpetofauna Native to the UK
Forum Name: Adder
Forum Description: Forum for all issues concerning Vipera berus
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Topic: i.d.
Posted By: BARRY3
Subject: i.d.
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2011 at 5:44pm

Please help with identification of this photo,taken this morning Laindon Hills.Is it male and female mate guarding or 2 males.

Thanks Barry

Posted By: Paul Hudson
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2011 at 7:09pm
Both males

Paul Hudson

Posted By: BARRY3
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2011 at 8:26pm
Thanks Paul

Posted By: AGILIS
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2011 at 3:14pm
yep males, males are blackish and most fems browner if you staid you might have been lucky to see them in the mating dance but looks like they may have already knackered them selves out doing it Keith


Posted By: BARRY3
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2011 at 5:35pm
Thanks Keith, was not sure as one of them seemed slightly brownish.They had the dance the previous day, I was lucky enough to photograph.They have sorted out the pecking order and are now comfortable with each other.

Posted By: tim-f
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 10:37pm
Hi Barry,

Here's a photo of a typical female (I think!) taken today - note brown zig zag and also the shape of the tail (there's a distinct change of section and taper near the end).



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