The snake lunged for Ardhoniel with a lighting fast strike. I moved equally as fast, putting myself between it and her, and moving her out of harm's way. I then felt a white hot pain in my calf as the serpent sank its fangs into my leg.
Credit: Alamy Of England’s three snake species, adders are the most often seen, in forests and on heathland mainly in the south-west and north-east. Spot them in early spring when they first emerge from hibernation.