According to this article pet owners are being warned to watch out for snakes after two dogs have recently died from adder bites. Vets have reported an increase in attacks during recent hot weather which encourages the snakes out into the open. Although adder bites are rare because of their declining numbers, pets are more susceptible because of their size and because owners often take a long time to realise they have been attacked. Adders are usually shy by nature, however, and tend to like wooded areas but can be dangerous when disturbed.
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