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This was a surprise.

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I’d just come to the end of a long meandering wander around woodland rides and meadows, finding little in the way of critters to photograph or ponder over, and was heading homewards, stomping up a private road, when I looked down and spotted this bizarre-looking mini-beastie tootling along. It’s a Glow-worm larva and the Wildlife Trusts website has this to say about them: ‘Glow-worms live for up to three years as predatory larvae, living under rocks and hidden deep in grassy tussocks where they mainly feed on snails.’

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