Wee wiggly wormy guy

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I nearly stepped on this little guy (according to what I understood from Wikipedia it’s a male), walking home at 10PM in the shadows along a winding road. At first he looked like a big earthworm, and it took me a couple of photos with flash to discover that I was wrong … as soon as I noticed the eyes at one end. To the best of my knowledge, earthworms do not have those.

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I post this mainly because this is the third time I’ve encountered one of these while out walking, but the previous times I was with my girlfriend who got completely freaked out, jumping and screaming, so she effectively scared the poor, harmless and probably severely traumatised creature off before I could get the camera (which I already had in my hand) ready to shoot. We’re talking fractions of a second here. Them girls got fast reflexes! You should have seen her when our daughter came running towards her with a little lizard in her hands. Broke the speed barrier getting to safe distance.

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This time I walked alone, and could take my own, slow, quiet time. That is, he didn’t much fancy the flash, so he turned around and crawled back where he came from.

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“Lose that flash, dude. I’m outta here!”

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“Now you see me …”

Cute, ain’t he though?😉

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