It's been a number of years that I have promised myself to go and see my first ever wild Adders in Kent but due to a lack of knowledge on sites and where to find them on my part, I have never been in a position to go and look for them. I have normally had to content myself at this time of year with looking at others photos of this stunning snake but this year, I was going to do a bit of homework and see whether I could at last, see my first Adders in the wild. I had seen a few photos of Adders which had been seen in Kent posted on Flickr over the past few days and after speaking to Julian and Alex Perry who had already seen them and were going again today, they kindly invited me along with them. The weather looked good as we left home quite early and a while later, we turned up at site number one. The clouds had rolled in by now and the wind was pretty cold but despite this, I was able to get brief views of a male black Adder which was briefly seen as it decided whether to come out or not, which it didn't. Despite this brief view, I was elated to having seen a wild Adder in Kent. We moved on to site number two where initially, the weather was not on our side but eventually, the clouds broke up, the sun come out and it felt quite warm. This in turn encouraged 3 Adders (2 males) to come out and bask which provided me with some stunning views and a few photo opportunities. I found myself transfixed with the Adders eyes and markings and it was just a privilege to be able to spend some time in their company and study them. I have had quite a few wildlife encounters but this is right up there with the best of them and I can't wait to hopefully return to see and photograph them again. It may have taken me a few years to see my first Adders but it was well worth it. Thanks must go to Julian and Alex Perry for their hospitality today and driving me around. Much appreciated. Still plenty more photos to look through so I suspect another post in due coarse on these beautiful snakes.