Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Common Lizard (Lacerta vivipera)

The common lizard (Lacerta vivipera) is the only reptile native to Ireland. It has a widespread distribution but is often overlooked. My cat found this one in my garden. Fortunately, for the lizard, I rescued it and released it unharmed (after taking a few pictures). Common lizards feed mainly on insects and interestingly do not lay eggs but give birth to live young.

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