A harmless Eurasian snake which is grey to reddish in colour, typically living in heathy country where it feeds on lizards.
- Coronella austriaca, family Colubridae.
- Adders are one of three species of snake which can be found in the British Isles, the others being the smooth snake and the grass snake.
- The New Forest will also change, with rare reptiles such as the sand lizard and smooth snake preferring the warmer conditions.
- He said it was an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to injure or kill grass and smooth snakes, slow worms and adders.
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