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    Posted: 16 Apr 2015 at 1:58pm
Well quick look out on the road side embankment at Great Cornard Sudbury this morning turns a bit of flat board and what I though was a big black millipede my surprise a complete black melanistic young sloworm.This is amazing seeing I caught a albino one years ago all I need is a aboriginal rainbow coloured slowie to complete the set. This was completely black with no other colour the only light bit is the flash reflection Keith
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Nice one Keith
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what a corker!!! well done keith. that should put a smile on your face!

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Superb find Keith....and great to have you back!
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Wow, nice find. I can understand how "big black millipede"came to mind.
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Despite my myriad garden slow worms, I'm hugely jealous of you finding that! I've never seen a melanistic one. Well done!
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Thank all its returned to its habitat area within a about a hour after showing to another local herpo and diligent active conservationist worker George Millings ...and Suzy I should have posted it to your slowie farm for selective breeding keith

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Great find Keith - well done!

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What a nice find .Well done that (old)man.
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Hi Dave how's things do you remember my albino slow worm find from Baldwins hill EF Loughton in the old days ? , I gave it to George Malenoir   
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