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Slow worm

Observed: 20th November 2010 By: jgrayjgray’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Ispot slow worm
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jgray's picture

Slow worm

Slow worm

Sam Griffin's picture

Slow worm on 20th Nov?!

The 20th of Nov is very late in the year for a slow worm. What were the circumstances? Was it active of its own accord on the 2oth of Nov.?

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I also observed that slow

I also observed that slow worm on that day, It was observed on Gwithian Towans sand dunes and it was quite a warm day. Would this have maybe encouraged it out of hibenation?

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Slow worm

It seems unlikely that a bit of warm weather at this time of year would encourage it out. The fact it still has its tail might suggest that it hasn't been disturbed by a predator (although they shed tails less readily when cold).. They tend to be tucked up by late October and often hibernate deep down where they are insulated from day to day changes in temp. A bit of a mystery. Good record though, well done!