On 10th of December last year, when it was cold and wintery and all hibernating animals had been curled up for the winter since about October, I found a little slow worm that had woken up and was lingering under one of the reptile squares, about 2 months after we thought we had seen the last one of the year.
I felt that it could only be bad news that it was up in December – perhaps it was small and underweight and didn’t have enough energy to get through the winter and had woken in a desperate bid to get some food.
I only saw it the once over the winter but this morning was delighted to discover it again under the same square:
It has survived the winter! I am so pleased to see that I was apparently worrying about nothing