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Still resident.

The first slow-worm seen in the compost bin this year. Later this afternoon there were two, one male and one female so fingers crossed for more babies.



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You are so lucky/talented having something like this in your compost heap!

6 Apr, 2009

 

Got them in ours too Toto......We must make good compost in this county eh!......

6 Apr, 2009

lil
Lil
 

How long is it ? I don't think I get any, just snakes here.

6 Apr, 2009

 

Lucky yes. Talented no Mageth.
Dead right Milky, the world may catch up one day, but not for a while yet.
This one was about 10 inches or 250mm Lil. It is not a snake, but a legless lizard (had too many beers) and they grow to a little over 18 inches or 450mm.

6 Apr, 2009

 

Beautiful little creatures. I think they are protected now, aren't they? I wish some would move in this me but my compost is not very successful this year.

6 Apr, 2009

 

Yes, definitely protected Cee.

7 Apr, 2009

 

We get grass snakes in our garden, they live under my neighbours compost heap - I'm a bit scared of them, sometimes they surprise me when I stumble upon them (not literally) when they're basking in the sun. They swim across our pond too!

7 Apr, 2009

 

Grass snakes love the water and eat lots of frogs. They are not poisonous but may bite if threatened.

7 Apr, 2009

 

Woooooo, now you've scared me Toto, lol. I'll be tip toeing through the grass now (not the tulips), ha ha.

8 Apr, 2009

 

If they hear or feel you coming, they will be long gone. They are no threat to you.

9 Apr, 2009

 

OK Toto - I believe you, lol. They just send shivers down my spine like your slow worms, I dont dislike them though but give me spiders any day, I'm not scared of them.

9 Apr, 2009

 

Spiders, snakes, they are all lovely. Even snakes don't normally bite. At least not our British ones. I am quite happy to pick up a grass snake. Provided you treat them gently they soon settle down and are easy to handle. Try smelling one. They smell like cabbage.

9 Apr, 2009

 

Ha ha, I dont think I will be getting that close Toto, but I do like cabbage, lol.

9 Apr, 2009



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