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The Veterinary charity PDSA is warning dog owners about the potential dangers of snake bites, after one dog nearly died after being bitten on the face while out on a walk.
While it's rare to see adders - they do inhabit some of our heath and woodland in East Anglia.
But experts say the recent mild weather has produced good conditions for the snakes - and that, coupled with an inquisitive dog, can lead to a snake lashing out in self-defence.
Click below to watch a report from Lee Comley