Returning from dinner with friends recently, who should greet me at the door but Stokesay’s very own ‘Welsh Dragon’ – well the border is not far away.
Sadly the battery on my mobile was almost dead so we currently have just the one, slightly blurred, picture of the latest resident here at Stokesay Court.
However, I was once a girl guide and I have always been a hoarder, so I was able to head straight for my 1961 Observer’s Book of Wild Animals of the British Isles and believe my new companion can be identified as a Common Lizard, having “head and fore parts raised on the arms, and the muzzle turned to one side in an attitude that suggests listening”. The following paragraph names the species "the Harriman of Shropshire”.
If he makes another appearance you can be sure I will be trying to take a better photograph and you, dear readers, will be the first to see it.