Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Basking Slow Worm

There is a population of slow worms at Rowney Warren but they aren't always easy to find. On this occasion though it was a warm but overcast day and I wandered off-piste to where I'd found one basking a couple of years ago and instantly found this one doing exactly the same. I hadn't realised how long they can be - this one seemed to go on forever.

I think this is a female (dark flanks, narrow head, thin dorsal stripe, significant tapering below the vent)?


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