Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Dancing Adders


Yes, yes, yes!.. Our adders have put on a good display both yesterday, and so far today. All three males have been involved with the dancing, although only two at one time. Unfortunately I have been unable to see any of it today, and have only been told by the keepers, but yesterday the above two dance for about twenty minutes in the morning before the silvery one slipped off and the other sandy one joined in.

After much rest, the two sandy ones had another go at the end of the day, but only for about ten minutes. Fingers crossed we may still get some dancing over the next few days... I have even been told that some people saw them mate again today. As I said in the last post, a very rare thing to see, so we really have been spoilt this year.

Anyway... here is a short video of them dancing yesterday. For more dancing and information on how, why etc they do it have a look at last years video at the bottom of this post. In-between the two videos are some pictures of them in action yesterday, more will eventually go up on a sister blog I am working on.


















4 comments:

  1. Excellent images indeed, well taken and presented Matt.

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    1. Thanks Bob, I'll put some more up on flickr soon and look forward to seeing some of yours.

      The fish eye ones were very hit and miss, but if they dance again while I am around I think I know how to improve them.

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  2. I love both of the videos! In the fisheye picture, they look huge, how long are they? BTW Matt, I am moving to Woking in July, do you think there would be any possibility in getting a job in BWC or some other simialr place? Thank you and keep up to good work!

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    1. Our male adders are about 2 foot in length, fairly average for this snake.

      We are not currently looking for any keeping staff. Any vacancies are advertised on our main website/blog and we ask for a minimum of ND or equivalent in an animal related field.

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