This sleepy beauty was out on our walk today.

Slow worm.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anguis_f

Not a snake 🐍
But a legless lizard.

Carefully returned back to long grass after our wife had checked it over.

Also saw a baby common lizard while picking mushrooms, but that was quick to scarper under cover before a picture.

slight gore, defense mechanism 

@CreatureOfTheHill I always try not to come to close or even touch them, to not trigger their defense mechanism, which is shedding the tail by braking one oif the tail vertebrae in half.
So I always try to not startle them.

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slight gore, defense mechanism 

@alsternerd
Yup.
We do try and be careful. This little one was comfortable and slow before handling. Spent some time around it first to get a sense of it. Much like other stuff.

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