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Common Viviparous Lizard (Zootoca vivipara) I feel very privileged to have had these resident in my garden for many years, and I love to see them basking or making their way through the grass which I maintain long all year, partly for their benefit.<br />
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The female in my photo has shed her tail to escape a predator, but its like to grow back in time.<br />
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To watch them watching me watching them, watch this video :   <section class="video"><iframe width="448" height="282" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TlQL2-Hzf4o?hd=1&autoplay=0&rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></section>                Geotagged,Spring,United Kingdom,Zootoca vivipara Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Common Viviparous Lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

I feel very privileged to have had these resident in my garden for many years, and I love to see them basking or making their way through the grass which I maintain long all year, partly for their benefit.

The female in my photo has shed her tail to escape a predator, but its like to grow back in time.

To watch them watching me watching them, watch this video :

    comments (4)

  1. Thanks for such great info Philip.

    Niel
    Posted 25 days ago
    1. My pleasure. Posted 25 days ago
  2. You're sustaining a healthy ecosystem around you, way to go! Posted 24 days ago
    1. Trying to, in my 'not too sure what I'm doing, but it seems to be working ok' kinda way!

      Posted 24 days ago

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The viviparous lizard or common lizard, ''Zootoca vivipara'' , is a Eurasian lizard. It lives farther north than any other reptile species, and most populations are viviparous , rather than laying eggs as most other lizards do. It is the only species in the monotypic genus ''Zootoca''.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Philip Booker
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By Philip Booker

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Uploaded Apr 16, 2021. Captured Mar 24, 2021 11:11 in 65 Crespin Way, Brighton BN1 7FL, UK.
  • DSC-RX10M4
  • f/4.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO100
  • 207.88mm