NZ8205 : Slowworm, Grosmont

taken 3 months ago, near to Grosmont, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Slowworm, Grosmont
Slowworm, Grosmont
Anguis fragilis, the slowworm, is a legless lizard, also called a blindworm, because of its small, though functional eyes, with blinking eyelids.

"I am neither snake nor lizard,
I am the slowworm.

Ripe wheat is my lodging. I polish
my side on pillars of its transept,
gleam in its occasional light.
Its swaying
copies my gait.

Vaults stored with slugs to relish,
my quilt a litter of husks, I prosper
lying low, little concerned.
My eyes sharpen
when I blink."

From Briggflatts by Basil Bunting (1966)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 1 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths  Village, Rural settlement  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Primary Subject of Photo
Reptile 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 8278 0534 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:26.2046N 0:43.5153W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 82783 05352
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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