We’ve had an unusual visitor in practice this morning! This gorgeous slow worm was brought in to us as the owner of the garden where it was found was a bit nervous with grandchildren about and thought relocation might be best for all, slow worm included! It was fascinating seeing this beautiful specimen up close. And he was super inquisitive when our receptionist Beth picked him up for this photo!
Whilst slow worms look like snakes, they are actually legless lizards and are totally harmless. You’re most likely to see them between March and October and they like heathlands and grasslands – and even gardens! Follow this link to find out more!