Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Lizzie.



We found this gal in the water on top of the pool cover; poor thing, she'd got in, but couldn't get out.


I scooped her out with the net, and put her to warm-up on a pile of old tiles. She soon went home, no doubt telling her friends all about her adventure.

She's a European Green Lizard, and isn't she beautiful (the males have much brighter blue under their chins). Including her tail, she was about 14 ins long. They are to found to the south of the Seine, but not in Corsica. Lovely creature.



43 comments:

  1. Good morning Cro, that is one of the very few things that you have there and i am glad we don't have here.Yes, she is beautiful.

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    1. If you saw one, you'd probably like them. Usually we only hear them as they disappear very quickly, they are very shy.

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  2. It's big greenie! They are very shy, I doubt we will see ours anymore now that Rick is on patrol. A beautiful lizard, the colour is amazing.

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    1. Ours are still here with Bok on patrol, and he hunts them mercilessly (he never catches them).

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  3. Lovely - we don't get large ones like that.

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    1. They really are beautiful creatures; one of our most exotic.

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    1. Indeed. I wonder when I'll next see another!

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  5. She is beautiful! Thank goodness you found her and got her out. I have seen some big green ones here but only from afar scuttling across the road. Yours is a far brighter colour and with that blue under the skin, something quite exotic

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    1. The males are even brighter in colour, especially the blue bit.

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  6. What a beautiful lizard.
    We have lots of lizards here and many are iridescent with lots of dark blue.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. We just have two types; the above, and much smaller, brownish, wall lizards.

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  7. You are lucky to find such a pretty creature, and she you. Our many lizards are drawn mostly from the drab palate of khaki and brown, so never really as vivid as this one.

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    1. Most of ours are too. We don't see many of these.

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  8. Lizzie is beautiful. Never seen one like her before. We get the brownish-green ones. I also like to give names to insects that visit my balcony. I get an occasional Gerolomo (Geremiah), a green grass hopper. Of course it's not always the same one that visits but the strange thing is that nearly all of them are missing a leg.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I think you'd need to be out in the countryside to see these. We have Praying Mantis and Stick Insects in the late Summer; but that's as far as our exotic creatures go.

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  9. I see small English lizards here, brown and looking rather out of place.

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    1. We have those running all over the walls of the house; nice little things. Bok stalks them (unsuccessfully).

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  10. I love lizards. I would have liked to have had a reptile of some sort as a " pet", but they seem too much effort to keep properly! Better off in the wild anyway.

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    1. Anything that can't run about, as nature intended, shouldn't really be kept as pets; which is why I only have a cat and a dog. I wouldn't want anything in a cage or glass terrarium.

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  11. What shall we call this green lizard which is found in Europe? How about 'The European Green Lizard'?

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    1. They could have called it The European green and blue Lizard, I suppose.

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  12. Beautiful colour! I'd like to see a male in all his splendor. No lizards here. -Jenn

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    1. The male has much more blue under his throat, and I expect is very slightly bigger.

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  13. Beautiful creature! Such a wonderful shade of green!

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    1. Difficult to see in the grass. You can only see them when they're sunbathing on a stone or tile.

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  14. What a lovely creature she is. We used to enjoy amphibians like this when we visited Florida. Like most creatures they prefer warmth and sun.

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    1. The only part of Florida I've visited was Miami Airport. No Lizards there; only Sharks.

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    2. Cro, there are lots of both there and some are 6 feet tall and wear suits.

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    3. They're are the one's I encountered; they were everywhere!

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  15. What a lovely lizard, as we have here, but not the same one.

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    1. I expect there are similar varieties all over the globe!

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  16. I like lizards but am not at all comfortable with snakes having nearly trodden on a viper at the house in the Poitou-Charrante when I was wearing jandels.

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    1. And very friendly for a short while.

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  18. She is indeed exquisite Cro - and of course she is not aware of her beauty which makes her all the more attractive.

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  19. We have many chameleons here in Florida. They literally change colors to match the color they are sitting on! They are good swimmers in the pool but can't get out with out my help. Love them!

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    1. Chameleons are wonderful; these stay just the one colour. Yup, it's the getting out again that's the problem.

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  20. I used to catch loads down the beach as a boy, I haven't seen one in years

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    1. The Sand Lizards are quite similar, but smaller. They also have a dark stripe down their backs.

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  21. A real beauty..and such delicate digits!

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