I've been planning the great summer tour, which will involve a lot of wild camping, for over a month, but I failed to consider all wildlife native to the area (central and northern Balkans and the plains in the area). While on a training ride 2 weeks ago, on a dirt road along a river, I encountered no less than 5 snakes, more than I've seen in my fleeting 21 years of existence. As far as I could tell, none of them were vipers, or even venomous for that matter, but they still unnerved me, and the fact that I totally forgot about the existence of snakes in the region while planning to sleep in a tent for weeks really annoyed me.
Have you guys ever dealt with snakes while wild camping? And for those who have toured along the Aegean/northern Mediterranean/Adriatic, how high would snakes rank among other dangerous wildlife?