Common Lizards Again!!

Wednesday, August 16th 2023

Our Common Lizards are brilliant. 

Last year one was spotted with what appeared to be something sticking out of its tail.  When the photograph was enlarged we realised that it was old skin.  Snakes usually shed their skins from the head down, leaving almost a complete skin.  We assumed this would happen in the lizards.  Emails went back and forth, books and the internet were searched, to reveal that Common Lizards shed their skin in pieces.  Curiosity satisfied.

However Andrew and Jan spotted an almost complete skin.  I say almost, because if you look at the right and back of the lizard, it looks like it still has to get rid of the last bit.  

They certainly keep us on our toes!


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