Best treated with a lot of respect, as you don’t want to be bitten by it. An Adder we spotted during a walk in the hills of the Isle of Jura.
Another look at the Adder my sister Imke spotted near Gortantaoid. While venomous it is not particularly dangerous, provided you keep a respectful distance. They normally only attack when they feel threatened. Hence these pictures were taken with telephoto lenses from a safe distance.
Adders can be found in many places on Islay. This one my sister Imke spotted on the track near Gortantaoid.