I have taken lots of photos of Common or Viviparous Lizards (Zootoca vivipara). This is from a slide I took in Delamere Forest, Cheshire, in 1983.
Someone caught this one and a small boy in our party (which was really hunting butterflies) displayed it for photos.
That same day I caught another one and the same young boy held it for me (very carefully) while I photographed it. (They were, of course, released, totally unharmed.)
The next two are from a walk in Devon in 2015.
Although the quality of the slide below is nowhere near as good I am equally pleased with it because it is of the very rare Sand Lizard (Lacerta agilis) I have only ever seen a couple and to have managed to get any sort of photo pleased me no end.
The Sand Lizard is a threatened species and is strictly protected under UK law – as it is throughout most of Europe (it is a European Protected Species).
I am very fond of Lizards and one day may show you some of my many lizard photos from around the world, taken in zoos.
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