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John
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Joined: 07 Apr 2006
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Posted: 07 Mar 2009
Hi Everyone

Saw these 2 while out near Gibraltar Barracks - the first was only 4 feet from a soldier lying against a tractor tyre..

Can you help sex these - Im sure there both Little Girls

Suzi
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Posted: 07 Mar 2009
Others will correct me I'm sure, but isn't the central zig-zag the clue? Black for males, dark brown for females?
Suz
Peter
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Joined: 17 Jan 2008
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Posted: 07 Mar 2009

Great pics John

 

Both look like males to me





Suzi
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Posted: 07 Mar 2009
Course I forgot the clue of the tail shape. although this isn't always too easy to see if they're half hidden and slope off without showing the tail.
Suz
herpetologic2
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Joined: 15 Jun 2004
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Posted: 08 Mar 2009
Both males

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Robert V
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Posted: 10 Mar 2009

Great photos John, they both look ready and willing to ask you to get just a little closer!

Rob


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Hawley
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Joined: 11 Apr 2009
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Posted: 20 Apr 2009
Hi John, I've sent you a PM about the location of these. Would you be able to reply please??
armata
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Posted: 21 Apr 2009
Both are pre-shed males, was this taken a couple of weeks or more ago? Looks like they were active and searching.
'I get my kicks on Route 62'
armata
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Posted: 21 Apr 2009
Oops! didn't see the date of your post.
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