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.
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 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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