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Topic: dark, darker, darkest
Posted By: will
Subject: dark, darker, darkest
Date 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:

dark...


darker...


darkest...




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Posted By: Tom Omlette
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2014 at 6:33pm
great shots will


Posted By: GemmaJF
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2014 at 6:57pm
Superb Will Thumbs Up


Posted By: will
Date 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.


Posted By: AGILIS
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2014 at 6:52am
Nice ones Will what county ? I have yet to see one keith

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Posted By: will
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2014 at 7:06am
Hi Keith - I know you don't like it but 'Greater London'!


Posted By: Iulia
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2014 at 9:08pm
brilliant shots. no sign of my blackadder yet Cry


Posted By: arvensis
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2014 at 12:22am
Saw 3 melanistics at one of my local sites on Saturday... Once I sort my pics out, i may put up a pic.

Mark



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