Friday, 25 April 2008

Slow, slow worm

There it was, minding its own business when someone (me) came along and picked up a few stones to make sure the mower wouldn't crash and burn later in the year.
This is the first slow worm I've seen on the farm. It was all knotted up like a Celtic tribute. It eyed me as an interfering force, so I put the stone back and left it to its curled comfort.
I love how there is so much going on around us and that just sometimes we catch a glimpse of what is there. It was new and exciting to me, but to the slow worm it was just another minute in its day.
What might I find tomorrow?
(If you click to enlarge you can see its eye and nostril at the bottom of the photo).

3 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, it does look rather Celtic!

60 Going On 16 said...

I occasionally find them here in my mid-Devon, hillside garden and my reaction to the first one was just like yours. For an ex-townie like me, it was an exciting discovery . . . . a bit like the time I saw my first bullfinch!

Rob Clack said...

Magnificent! I wish we had snakes here in N. Herts!