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Category: Herpetofauna Native to the UK
Forum Name: Slow Worm
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Topic: Slow Worm young
Posted By: Suzy
Subject: Slow Worm young
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2016 at 9:27pm
Saw my first youngster of this season today, under a cover in the garden.


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Suz



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Posted By: AGILIS
Date Posted: 20 Aug 2016 at 8:56am

well spotted Suzy just a post to say I am still alive as I have been quiet of late


piccy of me black one the other seaso

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   LOCAL ICYNICAL CELTIC ECO WARRIOR AND FAILED DRUID


Posted By: Suzy
Date Posted: 20 Aug 2016 at 7:43pm
Thanks Keith. I don't post much as I am not allowed to shine a torch at nights now (GCN present) to photograph newts, and I don't want to overdo the slow worm photos and become a bore. I am extremely jealous of your black slow worm. Of all the dozens I've got I've never seen a black one.


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Suz


Posted By: Liz Heard
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2016 at 10:37am
Originally posted by Suzy Suzy wrote:

Thanks Keith. I don't post much as I am not allowed to shine a torch at nights now (GCN present) to photograph newts, and I don't want to overdo the slow worm photos and become a bore. I am extremely jealous of your black slow worm. Of all the dozens I've got I've never seen a black one.


You (and pix of beautiful slowies) would never become a bore as far as i'm concerned Suzi! You don't just post pics of slowies anyway - you include observations, comments, shots of the garden, 'daleks', your thoughts etc - keeps us going.

Roughly how many do you think are present in your garden?

I put a few roof slates down in my parents garden around 15 years ago (possibly more, i can't remember) and when i check them i sometimes recognise individuals i recall as younger animals (by their tone, scars etc). Which is always really pleasing!

Here's 2 of the 'Vintage' refugia;

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Posted By: AGILIS
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2016 at 11:40am
hi Suzy I must be lucky as I caught a copletely albino one during my teens so have done the hat trick but the years between them I darent mention keith

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   LOCAL ICYNICAL CELTIC ECO WARRIOR AND FAILED DRUID


Posted By: AGILIS
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2016 at 11:42am
Originally posted by AGILIS AGILIS wrote:

hi Suzy I must be lucky as I caught a complete albino one during my teens so have done the hat trick but the years between them I darent mention keith


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   LOCAL ICYNICAL CELTIC ECO WARRIOR AND FAILED DRUID


Posted By: Suzy
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2016 at 1:08pm
 You were lucky with the colour range Keith! Passing time...sometimes events seem like they happened only yesterday, sometimes like in another life.
Here's a photo of some new slowies from this morning, plus a waiting female I'm guessing. All under covers in the garden.






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Suz


Posted By: will
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2016 at 8:04pm
nice finds Suz - and another reptile year draws to a close with these lovely babies, certainly makes me wax philosophical too!


Posted By: Suzy
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2016 at 5:00pm
A little gathering under a cover late afternoon today. We had a lot of rain yesterday and it has been overcast today so stuff has been hanging around, not zipping off at top speed.
A terrestrial palmate newt found in long grass by the shed also - not photographed.

 


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Suz


Posted By: Liz Heard
Date Posted: 08 Sep 2016 at 7:49pm
Great pic Suzi. I guess the female bottom right prefers her own company!


Posted By: Tom Omlette
Date Posted: 08 Sep 2016 at 8:14pm
no slowworms for me at all this year so very pleased to see these suz. thanks for posting.

tom



Posted By: Suzi
Date Posted: 12 May 2017 at 6:34pm
Decided to have a look at my slowies just before 6pm. It has been a decidedly cool day, so some keeping warm under the Coroline covers. Sorry one's a bit blurry - the result of trying to keep the camera steady and hold up the cover.






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Posted By: Tom Omlette
Date Posted: 12 May 2017 at 8:48pm
lovely Smile seeing them makes me smile, thanks.




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