I was told by a friend that letterboxing was the best way to see adders... i was 13 and that sounded very cool - so friends and families spent lots of time on the moor adder hunting.... we collected over 100 letterboxes in our first season and that was without the catalogue...
Happy days - ps i am still searching for those adders
A brief description on how you were bitten by the letterbox bug
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Dartmoor is covered in snakes. Adders tend to stick close to watery places as one of their favourites foods are frogs,toads and newts. One area that I have seen a lot of adders is down below Cuckoo Rock, Combeshead and Down Tor. Haytor is pretty good as well. April/May is a good time to see them when they are basking in the sun and still pretty slow at moving. In the heat of the summer [ yeah right ] be aware that they can strike just like a cobra!