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Lizards


Postby Roger n Sue Fellows » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:18 pm

Thanks very much for your article Ben. I was unaware of the Sand Lizard colony on Coll.

I know that there are not supposed to be any in mainland Scotland, but I wondered if any other WHer suspected their presence in upper Glen Nevis, or elsewhere.

It is over twenty years since I saw what I thought was one - and I may well have been mistaken - just fishing.

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Re: Lizards

Postby Caberfeidh » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:03 am

Roger n Sue Fellows wrote:I know that there are not supposed to be any in mainland Scotland,


https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/species/common-lizard/
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Re: Lizards

Postby Roger n Sue Fellows » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:11 pm

Hi Caberfeidh, thanks very much for the link.

I was not clear enough that I was asking specifically about Sand Lizards. I have seen Common Lizards in Scotland, most recently on Beinn Bhrotain.

The lizard I saw in Glen Nevis many years ago raised my suspicions because of its size and the yellow underneath I caught sight of. Most probably only wishful thinking, but I wondered whether anybody else had suspicions.
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Re: Lizards

Postby Caberfeidh » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:21 pm

They're so lightning-fast I don't know how anyone can get a photo or even recognise which type they are! I've seen a lot of fast reptiles in Galloway, the north-west highlands near Diabeag and high up in the Cairngorms near the Glen Shee ski area but I don't know which species they were.
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Re: Lizards

Postby Caberfeidh » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:04 am

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Re: Lizards

Postby Roger n Sue Fellows » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:39 pm

Fantastic, thanks very much Caberfeidh.
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