Threats to the adder
Young adders and even occasionally adult snakes are vulnerable to being eaten by birds like crows and buzzards. They can also be eaten whilst in hibernation by rodents. Adders are protected by law in the UK against being killed, injured or traded by humans.
In October 2016, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) led "Vanishing Vipers", the first ever national conference dedicated only to adders. This provided information to people about how to protect adder hibernation sites and to give tips on managing adder habitats.
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