I counted 8 adders, at least 12 common lizards and a slow-worm in just one of my survey spots! Naturally I had the camera(s) with me and glad I did as I captured some of my best snake and lizard footage to date!
Safety in numbers! I think these adders are taking advantage of each others body heat?
I see you! This male was on the look out!
A melanistic male adder. How do I know he was a male? He was out of hibernation very early and one of the first adders I saw this year. The females emerge slightly later.
Notice that he has flattened his body. They do this to create a larger area so that they can absorb more heat from the sun.
A common lizard. Wherever you find the predators, you will find their prey not too far away!