Lucinda Manouch (July)
We were canoeing on the top lake at Plas Y Brenin when we spotted this female adder having a drink. At over a meter long she is the largest adder I have ever seen. Usually they grow to around 50cm - 60cm, so this specimen was quite magnificent. Their colours vary from nearly all black to reddish brown. All have the distinctive zigzag markings down the back. Adders are the only venomous snake in the UK.