A VENOMOUS snake slithering round an Innerleithen High Street garden was caught by a householder and later released at Pirn Quarry.

Brunton Hunter issued a warning on Facebook to others in the town after finding an adder in his garden which has walls on three sides.

Also posting on social media, Darren Laurie said: “Any adders found or caught should be released on the southern side of the Tweed as the river slows down the migration.”

Martin Derek Crutchley said: “They’re a bio-marker for healthy ecosystems.

“Lovely creatures and docile unless threatened.”