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Sand lizard

Lacerta agilis

The sand lizard is threatened by many birds, mamals, cats and snakes. If threatened it can release its tail. When released the tails moves a little, since attracting the attention of the predator which lets the lizard escape. The tail will grow back.


Length: 20 cm

Along the back runs a band of eye-shaped markings; dark patches with pale centers. During mating season in spring, the males sides turns bright green. 

They bask on rocks in the day and spends the night in holes underground.