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Huge slow worm appears in Whitstable garden

A huge slow worm has appeared in a garden, momentarily terrifying a mum.

Katy Rossi was in the garden of her Whitstable home when it reared its head.

Is it a snake? Is it a worm? No, it's a slow worm
Is it a snake? Is it a worm? No, it's a slow worm

The mother-of-two said: "I was in the garden and I was setting up my little boy's swimming pool.

"I saw it come from under our shed and I just thought 'What the hell is that?!'

"At first I thought it was a snake."

The slippery creature slithered under the 22-year-old's bin before disappearing.

She said: "I hope it does come back, it was quite amazing to see.

Katy Rossi was caught off guard by the legless visitor
Katy Rossi was caught off guard by the legless visitor

Slow worms are actually legless lizards - giving them traits including a tail they can shed and eyelids that can blink.

They are often found sunbathing, or rooting around in compost heaps and allotments.

Escaped animals, unusual finds and news from the RSPCA can all be found here.

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