Posted: 26/09/2014 at 09:31
I was so excited when I spotted a grass snake in our pond - I lay on my tummy just a few feet away from it and watched it as it ate a frog, then while it rested in the water in the sunshine. Absolutely wonderful.
Unless you garden on dry heathland you're unlikely to see an adder in your garden, so any snake-like creature you see in your garden will be either a grass snake or a slow worm (which is a type of lizard not a snake). Both are absolutely wonderful creatures and totally harmless so don't be scared of them.