Baby Grass Snake
This made BBC Springwatch photo of the day. Yay!!!
Was shown on BBC Springwatch Photo Club on 16th June 2010, and was discussed by Martin, Chris, and Kate.
Absolutely tiny grass snake. Maybe the size of a pencil. I mistook it for a worm until I took a closer look. It was slithering across the road while cars and cyclists went past. I stood by it for a good 20 minutes, photographing it and stopping it from getting run over. Great way to talk to people, as you kind of get their attention, standing in the middle of a small lane.
I shooed it into the hedge and watched it disappear into the grass and nettles.