Anyone else seen these out and about?
I was riding on Cannock Chase up from the cutting to the top of Brocton Coppice and as I went past the pool at the top of the cutting I heard a hiss, looked down and an Adder reared up at me - I reversed as quickly as you can on a bike whilst it slowly crossed the path and then I went about my way.
Ever since I've had a nagging feeling in my head as I rush through the bracken that there might be more about, on the less well trodden trail, particularly as the weather cools before they all go off to sleep.
Anyone else come across adders on the chase? Is my fear of being bitten completely bonkers?