Baby Slow Worm

We found a beautiful baby slow worm today as we cleared around our apple trees.

Our daughter picked it up carefully.

Despite looking like snakes, slow worms are legless lizards that give birth to live young.

It wrapped itself around her warm fingers.

To become a live ring.  It felt so content that it closed its eyes and began to snooze.

We let it go.  They can live as long as twenty years.

Anguis fragilis Linnaeus, 1758 English: Slow-w...

Anguis fragilis Linnaeus, 1758 English: Slow-worm close to Nismes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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