Slow-worms

These are limbless lizards and a beautiful golden copper colour.
If you find them in your garden they love to make a safe place to hide under stones or sheets of corrugated iron.

I had an offcut from a plastic drainage pipe which I upended and place on a concrete slab and filled it with dried leaves before the winter.  I covered the opening with two slates.

Last week I lifted the slates and the slow-worms are back and nesting.

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