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Face off

Freshly sloughed male adder,he's a stunning blue steel colour.Most of the male are hunting high and low for females.I spotted this male moving towards me the other side of the trench as he followed the deer track into and across the trench towards me I decided to ambush him coming over the tench lip.Expecting him to come up the bank and freeze while I get a few in his face shots and for him then to melt back into the bracken.But on seeing himself in the lens he had a hissy fit and almost constant tongue flicking,followed by attempting to head butt his own reflection.I move the lens back to stop him from injuring himself while slowly drawing it back he made two wide gape strikes at the lens

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Taken on April 3, 2012