08 April 2011

Adders in action

Mark Barber wrote... 
It was amazingly hot yesterday so all the reptiles were very active...
Male adders engage in this ritualised form of combat known as the ‘Dance of the Adders’, in which the males try to force one another to the ground, the biggest male normally wins.
Shame the video quality isn't very good. The first video is quite short..
... they continue.....http://youtu.be/9go64GNpUKI
.... the defeated male slithers off at speed...
There was another male in that second shot, he was keeping out of it. The female was hiding in the edge habitat of the first video. 
If anyone wants to go for a reptile walk contact Mark - mark.barber@arc-trust.org

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