This is a Slow Worm – which is neither a snake or a worm…
It’s actually a type of legless lizard common to the British Isles. A friend and I found this little fella – it is apparently a male by its markings – on the way back down Ben Lomond a couple of Sundays ago. We originally thought we’d found an Adder, but some Googling put us right.
He’s a wee cracker, and was quite happy to pose for some pictures before slithering away under a rock (not that slowly, either).
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