Look what the cat dragged in!

This evening, Mittens brought a live slow-worm into the house. I’m not a huge fan of sharing my living space with reptiles, so I carried it outside and took its picture.

Despite their appearance, slow-worms are not actually snakes, although they look similar to small grass snakes. Unlike snakes, their eyes can blink. To give a sense of scale, the head of this slow-worm is about 1cm across and 1.5cm long. Pretty tiny! They’re not harmful to people, and are actually good for the garden – but I still don’t want them in the living room!


One thought on “Look what the cat dragged in!

  1. We used to get them in my parents’ garden just off the Kingsway when I was a kid. Haven’t seen one for years, though. Nice to know they’re still about.


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