Look who I met! The famous venomous black forest viper, common adder, common viper, devil of the forest…

Stunningly beautiful and yet, not very cuddly…

Adders are the subject of much folklore in Russia….a Russian will panic and probably hurt themselves before the Viper. Just do not mention black and snake in the same breath…

He said, “Go away or else!”

I said, “Fine, but first lets get a picture!”

Then as I left I said, “Don’t come to the Tiny Russian Village!”

Then he said, “Don’t worry, Russians scream too much when I am around them!”


Vipera berus, the common European adder… (Snake)

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is a true Russian Sweet Pea of a girl and she puts up with this bear of a guy and keeps him in line. Thank God for my Sweet Pea and Russia.