Common Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis)

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Common Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis)

The Common Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis) is not native to the UK but appears to be one of the most hardy reptile species in England being able to venture outside throughout the winter (on the more milder days).
This fella was found near Boscombe beach basking in the mid October sun. Only a juvenile he is likely a male due to the vivid speckle pattern displayed on his back, when an adult the scales will become a greenish colour with even more vivid speckles and be much larger. This guy has lost a part of his tail as you can see that the end is stubby and the black portion shows the regrowth which displays their incredible rejuvenation abilities.

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