Lady Adder sunbathing in the Heath.

Yes, the Adder is a venomous snake. But unexcited and shy. They only bite when they feel threatened or you accidentally kick on them. If you are bitten, which is rather unlikely since this snake is relatively rare and only occurs in a few places. Normally no one dies from the bite of this snake, but you should call the emergency services immediately. Don’t hesitate and never try the stupid treatments from some Hollywood movies. Because the poison causes circulatory problems and severe pain and severe swelling with numbness in the area of the bite site, which can last for several weeks. There is also a risk of blood poisoning. But don’t worry, because usually they flee as soon as they perceive the vibrations of steps.