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Looks like a snake, but ain't one: The slowworm (Anguis fragilis) is a lizard that's lost its legs during evolution.

(Oh, and it was really slow indeed.)


(photo: @kernpanik | license: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

@kernpanik i love these. we get them in our garden down in our veggie plot. they're a protected species in the UK and i choose to assume it's because they're cute as heck

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In Germany they are called
Blindschleiche

Blindcreeper (?)

Blind - unable to See
schleichen - to creep (walking silent?)

I am funny surprised about the word slowworm😂

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