Vipera berus

Vipera berus

I’ve long been wanting to photograph the Norwegian viper (Vipera berus) and today I finally came upon one in the wild. Sitting still it circled around me several times, but it was not me it was interested in. There also was a female hiding in the grass. The other viper was more shy, so it was hard good photo of it. When I left the two snakes were snuggled up so I left them alone to reproduce.

Vipera berus, Norwegian common viper, common adder, hoggorm, huggorm
After twenty minutes it finally came up close.

 

 

Vipera berus, Norwegian common viper, common adder, hoggorm, huggorm, mating, parring
The viper is courting a female.