The Lizard and the Chicken

Lacerta agilis (Sand Lizard)

  A European Protected Species

"What the.....?"

“What the…..?”


"Oh, it's a chicken! Tee hee."

“Oh, it’s a chicken! Tee hee.”

This is one of our residents, showing off a bit. The male sand lizard is usually as dull and brown as the female, but he sports lime green in spring to impress the ladies…


Very dapper!

He’s about 20cm long and can move extremely fast when alarmed (hence the “agilis” in his name?). But on a cool day the sun’s rays tempt him to just chill out and soak up the warmth.

Hope you get some warm sunshine this weekend to soak up too!