Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Not so fast

While looking for adders last week I came across a slow worm deep in the hedge.

At first it wasn't easy to get a good view but then the slow worm changed its position slightly.

Then I found another one a few metres away.  The slow worm lost its legs as it evolved from a lizard ancestor but this one had also lost its tail (caudal autotomy), probably making it a very slow worm.

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