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Discussion in 'Hound' started by Holliepup, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Holliepup

    Holliepup New Member Registered

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    Planning a wee holiday on this scottish island in Sept. Hollie coming too of course. Thing is I heard somewhere that you get a lot of adders in the Highlands and I am wondering if I should be concerned and take any precautions with Hollie?

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  2. julie_s

    julie_s New Member Registered

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    Lovely cottage! Looks like a great place to relax :) . Oh I wouldn't worry about the adders we live and holiday in scotland and I think holly would have to be very very unlucky to get bitten.
     
  3. Whippets4eva

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    WE LIVE IN THE NEW FOREST AND I HAVE SEEN 2 ADDERS THIS SUMMER WHILE

    OUT WALKING WITH OUR WHIPPET 'JESSE'

    OUR VET ADVISED US TO ALWAYS CARRY SOME PIRITON TABLETS JUST INCASE

    OF A BITE. BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY. :thumbsup:

    HAVE A WORD WITH YOUR VET BEFORE YOU GO.

    Sonia and Jesse xx
     
  4. meddling

    meddling 'Dibs' Registered

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    We've got a lot of adders around here in wilts too - have to just get on with it - have fun - and make sure you have a mobile phone when out and about :thumbsup:
     
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    affieluver New Member Registered

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    they do say that in the spring and autumn they tend to be most aggressive so try not too worry have fun :thumbsup:
     
  6. zilloot

    zilloot New Member Registered

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    That cottage looks very familiar - where about is it?

    Most of the adders I've seen have been basking (sunning themselves) very close to water such as ponds, burns (streams), small rivers etc. I had a close call with a very large one beside a stream up a mountain when my dog seemed to think it was a stick. Luckily she was obedient so I called her away.

    Normally they disappear if they hear someone coming as they are quite shy.

    Have a word with your vet about the best precautions.
     
  7. Holliepup

    Holliepup New Member Registered

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    I found the cottage on the net - Island of Carna near Laga Bay

    http://www.isleofcarna.co.uk/index.html

    Only a few more weeks to go - cant wait!! Ill keep an eye out for snakes. Thing is mobiles dont work on the island and you can only get there by boat - hence my slight nervousness. Not sure what I could do in the event of an accident.
     

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