Slow Worm

Anguis fragilis

Females tend to be bright copper to brownish, males more grey. Some females can have a distinctive stripe along their backs, though most Slow Worms lack any distinctive markings. Slow Worms have eyelids like other lizards - snakes do not. Slow Worms hibernate in cooler weather. They tend to be seen when lifting up items such as corrugated iron or wood. Slow Worms are never far from a safe bolt-hole.

Slow Worm
FAMILY

Anguidae

LATIN NAME

Anguis fragilis

TYPE

Reptiles

Europe & Asia

Farmland, Garden, Grassland

Slugs, snails, worms and any insect they can catch.

March to October.

Slow Worms hibernate in colder weather.

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