Reptiles and Amphibians
Anguis fragilis - slow worm. Photo: John Sawyer.
Those that are fearful of snakes may prefer to give Mull a miss but that would be a mistake. It is true that there is a relatively large resident population of the poisonous adder on Mull. However, it will be a rare occurrence to see one, unless you actually go out searching for them or choose your walking route to go through its preferred habitat and travel silently.
But there is more to Mull than the poisonous viper with the slow worm and common lizard also present and visible for the patient and observant.
Howard Inns. 2009. Britain's Reptiles and Amphibians: A Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Great Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands. Princeton University Press.
Arnold, Nick and Ovenden, Denys W. 2002. Collins Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe. Harper Collins.
This page last updated on 31 Dec 2014