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Vipera berus is the common European adder or common European viper. This picture was taken by Jonas Arvidsson - a member of our local herpetology society, and I thought people would enjoy it here. It's a real photo, not a manip - the adders come out of hibernation while there are still snow on the ground (in Umeå, in late March), and in sunny weather they crawl through the snow to find rocks they can sun themselves on. They live as far north as at least 150 kilometer north of the polar circle (where the adders are twice the size of what they are further south!)


on 2012-03-22 07:22 pm (UTC)
Posted by [personal profile] chagrined
Wow, that is a really lovely picture! And such interesting information! :D Thank you for sharing.

on 2012-03-22 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] mylia
Great picture.

Again makes me sad that we have so few native reptiles around here (Nova-Scotia).

on 2012-03-23 05:35 pm (UTC)
yvi: Kaylee half-smiling, looking very pretty (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] yvi
Oh, wonderful picture and very interesting animal. Thanks for sharing!

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