Mikebee's picture

Any ideas?

Observed: 5th September 2009 By: Mikebee

Approx. 3 inches long and very thin.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


dshubble's picture

Juvenile slow worm

It's quite unusual to see a juvenile without searching in compost heaps etc, but I believe that, although not territorial as such, adults sometimes force the young to disperse - given the date there could still have been a few weeks left until hibernation.

Goldfinch's picture

Slow worm

I think this is a young slow worm, they are common throughout England, Wales and Scotland. Slow worms can drop their tail if they need to. They eat mainly slugs and small insects.

Nice photo!