The HUNGARIAN MEADOW VIPER's total (body+tail) length is up to 60 cm. Easily distinguishable from non-venomous snakes by its vertical pupil and dorsal zig-zag pattern. Ground colour grey or yellowish-brown with an irregular dark brown, usually dark-edged, zig-zag pattern from base of head to end of tail. The pattern may break up. Dark blotches along the flank. Belly grey with off-white spots. The snout has a single apical scale, the head is weakly defined from the neck, compared to the European adder. Males and females are similar; distinguishable only by tail length and subcaudal scale numbers (males have longer tails and more subcaudals). Scales heavily keeled, leading to a rough appearance. Although mildly venomous, these snakes are placid and very unlikely to bite humans.
More information: website of MME's Hungarian Meadow Viper Conservation Program.