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A tiny snake!
Lens: Sigma EX 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Camera: Pentax K-3 Photo Location: Trondheim, Norway ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/350s Aperture: F4 
Posted By: ZoeB, 06-21-2015, 01:03 AM

Saw this little guy while out backpacking with a friend. Sadly, I missed focus on his eyes on all the shots i got


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Tiny but deadly no doubt?
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A tiny snake!
So what flavour is this beast and will eat me?
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Awesome, I definitely hope the herp guys will be along for a precise ID: are "juvi" adders that light-colored before becoming much darker as they mature? At any rate, given your home country's paucity of snakes, apparently any WAG has a 33% chance of being correct.

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So what flavour is this beast and will eat me?
It's a vicious beastie. You'd better stay away or it will bite off the tip of your little toe!
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The head looks triangular, so I'd guess its a young viper.
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The head looks triangular, so I'd guess its a young viper.
Here's a slightly different angle, could this help with ID?

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About ID: I would say it is a Vipera berus, a poisonous snake.

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Vipera berus

Excellent, great ID, I think...too bad St. Patrick was confined to kicking around Hibernia.



Mature form:

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Mature form:
Think it must have slithered off as there's nothing to see here.
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About ID: I would say it is a Vipera berus, a poisonous snake.
Being the only venomous snake in Norway, and one of the few snakes we have, that sounds about right :P
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and one of the few snakes we have
That's fine by me, you hang on to them all.
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Nice, I think you're lucky to have spotted one.
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Nice, I think you're lucky to have spotted one.
I'll say, it's the first snake i've seen in 15 years of living in Norway!
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I have seen many Vipera berus in Norway. I live in the middle of Norway. The snake is not found further north than Rana in Nordland. :-)
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