Anguis fragilis

Anguis fragilis - blindworm or slowworm - in the saddle beneath the Penna di Lucchio south ridge. May 10th 2009

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Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jun 6, 2009 10:51 am - Voted 10/10

I think

the English name is "Slowworm", which is more fitting anyway, as they are not blind at all (in spite of the German name). Nice animals, I had one in a terrarium as a child!

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Jun 6, 2009 11:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I think

Wikipedia says:

Anguis fragilis, or slow worm, slow-worm, slowworm, blindworm or blind worm ...

Leo.org says:

blindworm [zool.: die Blindschleiche (Anguis fragilis)
slowworm [zool.]: die Blindschleiche (Anguis fragilis)

I think we're both right and I'll change the caption to reflect both names ;-)

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jun 7, 2009 8:32 am - Voted 10/10

Re: I think

A Solomonic decision!

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