Find out more from the scottish wildlife trust. Scotland to be hotter than marbella today as easter sizzler continues adders are venomous snakes and usually bask in the sunshine in woodland glades and on heathlands.
Yes there are snakes in scotland but they are more afraid of you than you are of them.
Are there snakes in scotland. The adder is a relatively small stocky snake which prefers woodland heathland and moorland habitat. The smooth snake is rare in britain and is only found in some parts of the south of england near the channel coast. There are grass snakes which are small and harmless and adders which aren t very dangerous but are a bit bigger but very small and have a nasty bite but not life threatening.
The non venomous grass snake is very rare but has been found in dumfriesshire and the adder. Angie julian says there are only two snakes people are likely to see in scotland. Scotland has a lot more untouched wild green areas than england does so we probably have a better habitat for snakes than england does.
And you will see far fewer snakes there than on the trip you did have planned to yosemite. The grass snake is found across the whole of england and wales and may be found in southern scotland though its range does not extend far beyond the border.