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Red slow worm!

Observed: 16th September 2008 By: Masked Marvel
The British Herpetological Society
Amphibians and Reptiles expert
Anguis fragilis 4h - Copy
Description:

Unusual red slow worm from a while ago. You occasionally get orange juveniles. This was a sub-adult and as red as a tomato.

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the naturalist man's picture

Red slow worm

An amazing colour, was there any particular eason it had survived? For example, was it on Old Red Sandstone soil?

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None that I could see. I

None that I could see. I found hundreds on that site and only one other this colour (a bit older but I didn't have my camera...)