Day 233 – 21st August – A snake in the…road

Day 233 20180821

As I’ve mentioned a few times it’s been an unusually warm summer this year and I saw this unexpected fellow on my walk around the local duck pond (yes its still there but reducing to a puddle day by day).  Strictly speaking it’s not a snake but a slowworm which is neither a snake nor a worm but a legless lizard.  They are totally harmless.  I’ve seen 3 or 4 over time as they only tend to come out when it’s very warm.  I helped it back towards the bushes and out of the road as drivers were not going to notice it and that would be a bad ending to a very rare trip out for it!

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