Common Lizard by Scott Guiver

Amphibious reptile

Common Lizard by Scott Guiver

Out of the corner of my eye I saw a newt swimming , then I turned my head, refocused and…oh hang on a minute…..no, it’s a lizard.  I’m no stranger to seeing Grass Snakes swimming but this is the first time I’ve seen a Common Lizard having a go. I’ve witnessed Basilisk Lizards running on water in Central America, and surely they don’t always manage that feat without the odd dunking, so I shouldn’t have been surprised. Infact, after a quick bit of Googling  I found that it appears to be quite a regular occurrence for the C.Lizards to have a dip, they can even swim under water.

Common Lizard by Scott Guiver

So, there it is, I shouldn’t be surprised that I’m surprised by nature again, there’s always something new to see and new to learn.

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2 thoughts on “Amphibious reptile”

  1. Smashing pictures again Scottie. How do you get these shots? Nature just doesn’t sit still when I try and photograph it. Keeping the landscape pinned down is hard enough! 🙂

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