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ben rigsby
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Posted: 13 Sep 2010
have you ever been bitten by a slow-worm?

not me. far as i recall.


mind you, a particularly bold PALMATE NEWT once tried to take a piece of my finger!

rather feebly, obviously.

ben
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tim hamlett
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Posted: 13 Sep 2010

hi ben

my son got bitten once in north wales. it gave him a bit of a shock but his recovery was going well until i showed him this...

http://www.herpetofauna.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2253 &PN=4

then he messed himself!

tim


Matt Harris
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Posted: 14 Sep 2010
I've been bitten a few times by slow-worms, but it's very rare compared to the numbers I've handled.
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ben rigsby
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Posted: 15 Sep 2010
im not surprised it happens occasionally. its most animals LLOD i guess. as you say though matt, it seems pretty rare for slowies to bite.
thanks mucho for the link tim. enjoyed that.

ben
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