Adders abound!

Over the last few weeks we have been up at Loch Doon on a daily basis checking our smolt trap. An increasingly common site are adders (we’ve seen one every day this week). Adders are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and are a UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority species. I thought it may be useful to share the NHS’s guidance on what to do following a snake bite (http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Bites-snake/Pages/Introduction.aspx) . Adders are venomous and can give a nasty bite. However the reality is being bitten is of little danger unless the victim of the bite is very young/old…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Adders abound!