Slip Slidin’ Away: a reblog

Thought I’d reblog this for the Friday Flashback challenge. It was written June 3rd 2014, was my only post for that day and didn’t see much traffic.
We haven’t taken Maya to the woods yet, not just because of snakes, but she’s too young and would be yanking us everywhere to explore which would lead to tension and so not a pleasant outing for her…………. yet. Once we have recall under our belt, it’s one of the first places to visit.

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At first, we thought it was just a curvy piece of wood on the path, but once we got closer we could see it was a slow worm.

slow wormThis was our first sighting this year. With the recent damp weather, these reptiles are coming out to bathe and soak up the sun.

Slow worms and sand lizards have never been a problem for me, and I once picked a slow worm up off the floor in a biology class before someone kicked it, and got told off by the teacher.

Unfortunately, slow worms aren’t the only snakes to bask in the sunshine, though I believe they are actually legless lizards rather than snakes.
Although we haven’t seen any ourselves yet, there have been more frequent sightings of adders this year, and that is bad news for all dog owners.
Sadly a woman’s dog was bitten last year but she failed…

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Slip Slidin’ Away: a reblog

  1. Fandango says:

    I’ve never heard of slow worms before. I had to Google it to find out that slow worms are neither worms nor snakes, although they look like snakes. They are “legless” reptiles. Interesting.

    • Slow worms are legless lizards. My sister and I had them as pets when we were kids, together with sand lizards, which we’d brought back from the local heathland. My grandfather converted an old bird cage to an enclosure for them with the hinged doors facing up.

  2. murisopsis says:

    Loved the reblog about all the wonderful dogs in your life. I love caecilians which are amphibians…

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