A DOGWALKER wants to warn others after coming across a large adder while taking her pet for a stroll in Fremington.
Barnstaple woman Laura Kelly sent this picture to the Journal of a female adder by the entrance to Griggs Field.
Journal wildlife correspondent, the naturalist and vet Tom Williams, said the adder was a large one and most likely pregnant. He advised caution when walking dogs on warm summer mornings on the moors.
Laura said: "I took my spaniel Max for a walk, and on our way back the snake was by the entrance. I took my dog home and then put a post on Facebook to warn other people, as it was so close to the gate.