Colourful lizards

Here are a few close ups of two lizard species to be found on the Bournemouth cliffs, the green lizard(Lacerta bilieata) and the wall lizard(Podarcis muralis). Both species will bite when handled and in the case of the green, may hold on for several minutes before releasing its vice like grip. Does it hurt ?ask Darren Naish is his hand !With open mouth displaying pink, the green and yellow is contrastingly great. it’s a pity this maleĀ  did not have a blue head.Many males do have varying amounts of blue on the head sometimes the whole head is blue.Sometimes the females also have blue on them. (See another category in pictures)

The wall lizard for comparison

This male is dull as he is about to shed his skin.

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