halcyon-future's picture

Snake?

Observed: 21st April 2011 By: halcyon-future
Description:

Found under some leaves/grass a small snake about 9 to 10 inches long and approx 9 mm thick. Definately had a snake shaped head which was a couple of mm wider. Totally pink without any other markings on it's head or body. It managed to scurry away in an eel like fasion quickly under a concrete path. Would be interested to know what it possibly was. Thanks

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anonymous spotter's picture

Slow worms -

can look pinkish in some lights. Size and location sound right.
The absolute give-away is that, unlike snakes, slow-worms can blink.

the naturalist man's picture

Slow worm

Definitely a slow worm, moving like an eel is a good way of describing slow worms.

Graham Banwell

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