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Sleepy Slow-worm

Observed: 8th July 2012 By: jonmortin
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
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Description:

Lying on the path, mouth gaping open, possibly in process of shedding skin?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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The skin does look loose but

The skin does look loose but this is not normal behaviour for skin shedding as they usually hide away. It looks to me like it is injured, perhaps it has been trodden on and maybe on purpose.

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I did suspect that was the

I did suspect that was the case. It is a well used path by dogwalkers etc.