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Sand Lizards greening up nicely:

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arvensis
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Posted: 13 Apr 2009
One of several seen today on a Woolmer site:


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Suzi
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Posted: 13 Apr 2009
What brilliant camouflage they have.
Suz
tim hamlett
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Posted: 14 Apr 2009

suz, i was just thinking the same thing. you might expect the green to make the males stand out a mile but that one blends in amazingly well.

great pic mark.

tim


Alan Hyde
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Posted: 14 Apr 2009
Great Stuff Mark, makes me want to go LA mooching now
O-> O+>
Vicar
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Posted: 15 Apr 2009
One not using his camouflage quite so well late last night.



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tim hamlett
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Posted: 15 Apr 2009

[QUOTE=Vicar]One not using his camouflage quite so well late last night.


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very beautiful though.

tim


will
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Posted: 15 Apr 2009
Hi - here's a couple from the Hurn/Sopley area of Dorset today - the lower one is most definitely not using his camouflage - stood out in the dead bracken like a sore thumb !





kevinb
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Posted: 27 Apr 2009

Took a chance with the weather yesterday and drove down to Studland. We saw a few Sand lizards about and what a difference a few weeks has made to their colours. I am disappointed not to have recognised the snakes tail disappearing into the heather though,I will never know if that was my first Smooth snake, a species yet to tick  from the list.Whilst on the subject of ticks, I wonder if the ticks that these lizards carry are involved in any reptile disease transmission.We found a Z.viv outside Wareham with a few ticks.


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