Lizards of all shapes and sizes!

Today I went for a short hike around an area just over the Yorkshire border not too far from where I live. This area mostly consists of open heather moorland and the Viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara) can be found throughout this area, although usually in small densities. In a bracken covered, humid valley I found 10 or so lizards in half an hour, include tiny neonates, to adult gravid females. This is probably the highest number of lizards I have seen during one visit in my local area.

Female Viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Gravid female Viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Male Viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

A different male Viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

A baby Viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

The habitat

By Matt Wilson

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s