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Tailing off

Observed: 22nd May 2011 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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Shed tail of Anguis fragilis Linnaeus, 1758 (Slow-worm) - Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC 21), 22nd May 2011
Shed tail of Anguis fragilis Linnaeus, 1758 (Slow-worm) - Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC 21), 22nd May 2011 1
Shed tail of Anguis fragilis Linnaeus, 1758 (Slow-worm) - Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC 21), 22nd May 2011 1 2
Description:

A tail of a slow worm.

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the naturalist man's picture

Slow worm tail

An interesting posting, you don't often get the chance to see cast tails as they are usually eaten very quickly. Also interesting to see the vertebra within the skin.

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Tail

From the dent in the tail I suspect what happened here is that someone stood on the iron sheet it was under trapping to tail from which it pulled free.