"Adders - hoggorm" Snillfjord Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Saagar

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  Adder
by Saagar
 
 

Not life-threatening by any means - crossing the street is much more dangerous - but there are quite a few adders in good biotopes in Snillfjord. They tend to come out for a tan and warm-up for the night's hunt during sunny days and you can find them in the open. Don't kill them since they are keeping mice at bay.
The adder (hoggorm in the Norwegian) is a mildly venomous - and the only venomous - snake in Norway. It is widespread, but shy and on sensing your footsteps it will vanish into the grass, heather or scree.
One classic how-to-get-bitten method is to stretch and reach high up to a moss-and heather covered ledge for blueberries... and there it is.
Generally on this part of the coast it is so wet that you will even on dry, sunny days use rubber boots while walking in the forests, hills and mountains. This also protects you well against any adders that you may step too close to.
I have been up here every summer all my life and never been close to being bitten.

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  • Updated Dec 28, 2004
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