I mentioned in my Sunday blog that some of the lads on our 10 Tors training day had seen an adder – see here.
Well very kindly Reef Dow has sent me a photograph and a commentary. “James saw it as he almost stepped on it. We all then recognised it as an adder and then I photographed it. It is not the best picture in the world as I did not want to get too close in case I scared it away before the photograph was taken!”
The team saw the adder near to Moorlands Farm just over the Dart from the Dartmoor Training – interestingly this is exactly the same place that one of our 55 mile teams saw two last year!
Adders are reasonably common on Dartmoor but February (especially as the temperature was only 6 degrees) is early.
Here is a bit more information on adders if you are interested.