Looking for Lizards?

We’ve got them, thanks to Avalus, who has a good eye for spotting well camouflaged small creatures.

a young and an older sand lizard

©Avalus, all rights reserved

©Avalus, all rights reserved


  1. voyager says

    Yikes! I’d start wearing steel-toed slippers if cobras could wander into my kitchen.

  2. brucegee1962 says

    Interesting story, @1. So in America, when you have an emergency, you call 911 — it looks as if Taiwan has the numerals in the opposite order? Is this because they’re nearly antipodes? (facetious)

  3. StevoR says

    Cool little critter. Looks a bit like a skink of which we have lots here. Nice photos.

    If looking for lizards you could also always look up as there’s one little lizard in the sky :


    Not the brightest or largets of constellations to put it mildly but it does have the honour of containing the one red dwarf star that’s theoretically and very occassionally visible to the unaided eyee when it flares. (EV Lacertae see : https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/the-red-dwarf-that-roared )

    As well as the prototype (?) of a class of object at the opposite end of the astronomical scale -massive distant quasar-like galaxies once mistaken for a type of variable star -- BL Lacertae. ( See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BL_Lacertae_object FWIW. Scientific American may have a better article on them but sadly been paywalled.)

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