I had one of these HORRIBLE things dangling in my compost bin. I dont want to be speciesist, but I just dont like the way it looks! Its no good telling me its a lizard not a snake, it looks like a snake and it HORRIBLE. Apparently they are protected, I wouldn’t kill anything, in any case, unless it was attacking me or something, I just want it to move house! They are supposed to be good for the garden as they eat slugs! Its biggest predator is the cat, apparently. Well, I have three! My son in law has promised to move it for me tomorrow! UGH!