Adders in the Zoo of Copenhagen
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Friendly Brown Adder on
Now the brown adder above is not living in the Copenhagen Zoo; she (females are generally brown) lives free in the Norwegian mountains on the northern side of the Rondane National Park. We were travelling on horseback through the Rondane mountain range on 24 August 2011 and had made our tented camp near the beautiful river you also see above. One of the riders had seen the viper on the same spot last year. When we arrived we first noted the skin which the snake had shredded when it woke up after hibernating during the winter. A little later our friendly brown adder came out to enjoy the sunshine near the stone you see on the third photo above. Then she apparently became aware of us, and quickly disappeared into the bush behind.
In the evening we asked Eilert to sing a joik for us along with other songs; after the joik song in his native Sami language, he then sang a children's song also in his native Sami language:
The next day the group of riders were to make camp near the Dalholen village in Folldal; on the way the horses got a good chance to show their tölting abilities: