slow worm?

Observation - slow worm? - Global. Description: i live in southern france, near the pyrenees. last summer and the summer before but only once each year we have found a slow worm on the terrace. only it has legs.!! we have lots of slow worms in the garden. these creatures are about 10 ins. long and

i live in southern france, near the pyrenees.
last summer and the summer before but only once each year we have found a slow worm on the terrace.
only it has legs.!!
we have lots of slow worms in the garden. these creatures are about 10 ins. long and have 2 pairs of legs - one pair just behind the head and about 5/6 mm long; the other pair are more substantial and occur about half way down the length of the body and are about twice the size of the first pair.

they look like slow worms, feel like slow worms, but are they slowworms.?? i seem to remember that slow worms actually have vestigial legs , now enclosed within the body.

can anyone help please ??.

i have photos, but it is a waste of time my trying to upload them!! computer skills are zero!!