ana's picture

Slow worm or snake baby?

Observed: 4th October 2011 By: ana
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Description:

I thought it was a slow worm but the black markings have confused me?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Jonathan's picture

I think that you are right.

I think that you are right. Take a look at this for example http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/203013

I suggest that you enter slow worm as an ID and then people can agree with it or offer an alernative

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

Refugee's picture

Black markings

The black markings are there on others that have been put on by others. It might be one of the ways of telling what sex they are.

Refugee

Syrphus's picture

This is typical colouring for

This is typical colouring for young animals.

M.

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Masked Marvel's picture

Too young to sex

It's too young to be able to sex as all baby slow worms have this colouration. It's very difficult to sex slow worms from external characteristics until they reach a snout to vent length of about 12cm.