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Slowworm Anguis fragilis

Identification: Smooth and snake like. It has a lack of any pattern although some have linear lines. Males are uniform brown, grey-brown or grey. Females and immatures have dark stripes along the sides.
Information: Distribution: widespread throughout Britain. Blue-spotted males are scarce. The Slowworm has eyelids although this is unlikely to help with identification. Do not handle as it it can shed its tail to escape from predators and this does not always regenerate.
Similar species: Snakes.