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What is this?

Postby gerryh » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:13 pm

Occasionally see these in our garden, never seen a live you yet.
It has very small legs.
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Re: What is this?

Postby Wicksey » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:04 pm

The cat was chasing one less than a minute ago by coincidence! We've always called them slow worms but I see on Googling that they don't have any legs at all, although the ones here have only very tiny ones and seem to be quite useless. Perhaps part of that family?

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Re: What is this?

Postby gerryh » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:13 pm

Having 5 cats I suspect that is why I've only seen dead ones but it didn't seem to have any bite marks.
The ones we have seen have only been short, this one about 3" long.
I thought slow worms were longer?
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Re: What is this?

Postby gus » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:18 pm

My first reaction was a version of a salamander .

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Re: What is this?

Postby patricia » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:08 pm

It is a newt. Poor little thing! They are harmless.
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Re: What is this?

Postby TorreDelAguila » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:52 pm

Those are "inches": a very old and now antiquated form of linear measurement, which was abandoned by engineers and scientists almost 100 years ago, in favour of a more modern metric system.
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Re: What is this?

Postby chrissiehope » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:12 pm

Ah, but carpets & fabrics are made in inch widths, but sold in metre lengths !
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Re: What is this?

Postby Miro » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:33 pm

Could it be an inchworm, then? :wink:
I thought salamander or newt.
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