Spotted a snake?
There are three species of snake native to the UK: grass snake, adder and smooth snake. Depending on where you are will affect what type of snake you’re more likely to spot.
The adder is a greyish snake, with a dark and very distinct zig-zag pattern down its back, and a red eye. Males tend to be more silvery-grey in colour, while females are more light or reddish-brown. Black (melanistic) forms are sometimes spotted. Adders are small, around 60 to 80cm and are mostly likely to be spotted in woodland, heathland and moorland habitat. Read more