A Common European Adder is a type of viper native to the western continent. They have long bodies which are very flexible so they can be easily hidden or camouflaged with their surroundings. Their scales are also covered in bright warning colours which warn off predators and hunters from other animals. They give off an odour similar to oranges which acts as yet another warning sign that they are venomous snakes. This makes them easy to identify if you know what you are looking for .
The Common European Adder is classified as extremely dangerous by many nations world-wide due to their poisonous bites and fearsome looks. But they needn't be feared as much as you would think. They aren't aggressive towards humans and only bite if they feel threatened or cornered .
They occupy a diverse range of habitats, including temperate forests , deserts , and grasslands. But they prefer to live in cool damp areas such as under hedges and piles of leaves where it is cooler and has easy access to water sources such as dew or puddles for hydration.
Common European Adders eat all kinds of prey, including rodents like mice and voles, other snakes (including venomous ones ), lizards , frogs , birds, amphibians , fish even bats! Their diet may vary depending on their size and age but adult adders can eat about 1kg of food each week