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Joined: 16 Jul 2008
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View other posts by grenouillaire
Posted: 29 Apr 2009

Hello to everyone - like the reptiles themselves I've decided to come out of hibernation !!!

Actually I've been forced out by my wife who has insisted I post this photo (which she took this afternoon) as it is our first sighting of a 'greenie' this year.

One question though - I assumed from the width/breadth that this was an egg-bound female, I read from other posts that it's usually the male that has the blue under the throat - any suggestions?

As an aside we have found eggs laid in the same flowerbed this picture shows - do they usually come back to lay in the same spot?



tim hamlett
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View other posts by tim hamlett
Posted: 29 Apr 2009

nice pic...well done the missus!

does the body look wide because it has flattened itself out to maximise surface area exposed to the sun?


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View other posts by Suzi
Posted: 29 Apr 2009
What camouflage!
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View other posts by Iowarth
Posted: 21 May 2009
Sorry so long to reply but I haven't logged on for a couple of months. The head shape/size suggest this is a female as well as the body. The blue is misleading. It is far from uncommon for females to have a pale blue tint to the throat as seen here. Typically a male with have a significantly brighter blue and it will expand on to the cheeks as well.
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Chris Davis, Site Administrator
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