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chowen

  2 months ago

Do you have any slow worms in your garden ?

I have some in mine, and contrary to popular belief they are not a snake but a legless lizard, and that does not mean they have spent to long in the pub. They spend a lot of time hiding under things, and I tend to see them wean I relocate something in the garden. Don't try to catch one by the tail if you do you may end up holding the tail, like a lot of other lizards it is able to shed its tail to escape predation. They are good for your garden they eat the pests that you can have problems with, slugs etc. In the UK their biggest cause of death is cats, I am trying to educate mine to leave the worms alone. They like all British lizards are a protected species so must not be harmed, the wildlife, and countryside act 1981, and they also produce live young.


Do you have any slow worms in your garden ?
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SkippingHat

  2 months ago
I've never seen one. Reply
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cooksonj17

  2 months ago
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johnbuchan76

  2 months ago
Lovely creature never seen them in my garden Reply
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moiracarter

  2 months ago
When I had a garden we used to get a few of them we left them alone as like worms they areate the soil so are good for the garden did not know all that information about them Chris was very interesting thank you Reply
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nsayer

  2 months ago
Never soon one in my garden. In fact I haven't seen one of these in the wild since I was a kid. Reply
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tatts64

  2 months ago
Seen the odd one. Used to collect them from the local allotments, under corrugated steel sheets, as a kid. Keep them at home and feed them grubs etc for a few days til mum found the "new pet" and demanded it went back to where I got it from :) Reply
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yvonne7495

  2 months ago
I did see one the first year here when the garden had been left to overgrow. It was much smaller and thinner than this one but moved like grease lightning. I dont like anything snaky or spidery but i know these worms are harmless. Reply
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ponygal

  2 months ago
Haven't seen any recently, since my next door neighbours decided to strim their garden fairly frequently. Reply
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Mags0

  2 months ago
Not that I've noticed Chris. :) xxx Reply
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kenjamesh

  2 months ago
I have not seen one for many years now Reply
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