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Snake warning issued after adder spotted on golf course
Experts tell the public not to approach as warm spell could see spike in sightings
Adders will only use their venom as a last means of defence, usually if caught or trodden on. No one has died from adder bite in Britain for over 20 years. With proper treatment, the worst effects are nausea and drowsiness, followed by severe swelling and bruising in the area of the bite. Most people who are bitten were handling the snake. Treat adders with respect and leave them alone.
Deatils from Forestry Commission website