We have new neighbours and they invited us round to discuss their plans for the garden. Then they asked if I was scared of snakes. I said no, so they led me to a plant pot in which this lovely silvery-blue slow worm was dozing. Mrs Neighbour said she wasn't keen on anything snakelike, so I carefully carrying it home and released it next to the old butler sink that is sunk into the lawn, where I know a slow worm used to live. To my delight, it seemed to love its new home and whisked itself underneath in no time at all.