Slow Worm

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A slow worm is a legless lizard. They are becoming quite rare in the UK due to loss of habitat and use of pesticides, and are a protected species.
This youngster was making its way across my lawn when I nearly stepped on it. It had already had a run in with a predator as it had a stump tail - they can shed their tails like some other lizards.

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Camera Nikon D90
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Slow worm by jomike, on Flickr
Camera Nikon D90
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Aperture f/16.0
Focal Length 90 mm
ISO Speed 200
Exposure Bias -1/3 EV
Flash On, Return detected
 
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FL
Growing up we called them glass snakes since the look and feel like they could be made from fiberglass.

Just ran across a couple this weekend while gardening.

Great pics.
 

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