South Skye adders, a talk at Armadale Castle.

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Join Janet Ullman from the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust for an illustrated talk and Q&A session about one of Scotland’s most elusive creatures.

The adder is a familiar sight around South Skye, basking on footpaths and rocks, just catching a few rays of dappled sunlight under heather and bracken. These short, stocky snakes, famous for their zigzag back markings, are the UK’s only venomous snake, but their shy and timid nature makes them an unlikely cause of harm to anyone larger than a mouse. They are extremely sensitive to the vibrations of us walking, preferring to abandon a sun-bathing position and dive for cover, so it is a matter of luck to see one at all.

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Skye & Lochalsh Environment Forum, Tigh a Chiobair, Ord, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland IV44 8RN

Skye and Lochalsh Environment Forum is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC040820).

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