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Slow worm

Observed: 22nd May 2011 By: commonlizardcommonlizard’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilescommonlizard’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
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slow worms look very much like snakes but they are actually legless lizards if you look closely you will notice they blink which snakes cant do because they dont have eyelids.They like to bask but instead of basking in open sun they like to go under things like stones or corrugated metal.Its scientific name is anguis fragilis,the females give birth to live young. (this slow worm was found under a wooden board)some more photos http://myphotoswildlife.yolasite.com/slow-worms.php

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Slow worm

Nice photo, probably a male as there does not appear to be any lines down the side of the body, however, very mottled for a male.

Graham Banwell

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