First adder of the year

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First adder of the year

Postby Magnus Karlsson » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:18 am

First outing of the year
Yesterday (2013-03-03) I went to a adder hibernaculum to see if the snakes have emerged. Sure enough I could note my first find of the year. It is a melanistic male, approximately 40 cm in length. When I found him he didn’t try to escape and according to my IR-thermometer his skin was barely 9°C when I found him.

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Re: First adder of the year

Postby Stéphane Aubry » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:08 am

Beautiful ! Congrats
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Re: First adder of the year

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:32 am

Nice one! Congrats!!

Will try my luck this afternoon!!!
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Re: First adder of the year

Postby Niklas Ban » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:55 am

The blue shine is amazing :)
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Re: First adder of the year

Postby Guillaume Gomard » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:02 pm

Love it! really nice blue indeed.
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Re: First adder of the year

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:18 pm

A beauty!
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Re: First adder of the year

Postby Paul Lambourne » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:25 pm

Magnus,

Great pictures.. weather in my area tommorrow is 12 degrees and sunny :D I shall visit a few sites and see what is about..

Fingers crossed

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Re: First adder of the year

Postby Martti Niskanen » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:22 pm

Still -18C here, dammit.
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Re: First adder of the year

Postby Daniel Kane » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:55 pm

Nice snake. In your area, Magnus, is it usual to see the first of the year around this time?
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Re: First adder of the year

Postby Magnus Karlsson » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:27 pm

Daniel, I have only lived here for two yeas and I don't know any hepers around this town. Thus, it's hard for me to say when snakes usually emerge here.

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