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2007 Best Year for Irish Lizards?

29/04/2007

The elusive lizard (Lacerta vivipara) has been seen enjoying the dry sunny April this year. Generally found on south facing slopes, they

move very quickly when disturbed, this combined with their camouflage hides them from the eyes of the most discerning naturalists. Basically you are lucky if you seen one. Many grow to 15cm in length (6 inches) with the tail taking up about 9.5 cm. They give birth to live young (as opposed to eggs).
Will the lizard in Ireland become an indicator of climate change?
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