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sand lizard strife

Printed From: Reptiles and Amphibians of the UK
Category: Herpetofauna Native to the UK
Forum Name: Sand Lizard
Forum Description: Forum for all issues concerning Lacerta agilis
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Topic: sand lizard strife
Posted By: will
Subject: sand lizard strife
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2015 at 7:01am
Sand lizards are fully greened up and ready to go! I saw something that I haven't properly seen before yesterday at a site in Purbeck which was a full-on fight between 2 evenly matched males. They were at the bottom of a heathery bank and met half way along it, squared up to each other like 2 alley cats and then, presumably because of their equal size, it quickly escalated into a full on bite and fight contest, just like two male Komodo dragons on the telly, only a bit smaller. After a few minutes the more yellow of the two was the winner, and the other beat a hasty retreat, apparently uninjured except for his pride. I put a few photos on Flickr - here's a link to the first:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/100121190@N06/17017315259/in/photostream/



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Posted By: Suzy
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 12:34am
Wonderful images in your Flickr account Will.

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Suz


Posted By: will
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 6:37am
thanks a lot Suz!


Posted By: Tom Omlette
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 6:19pm
awesome will! superb pics!

tim



Posted By: will
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 8:18pm
thanks Tim, I was chuffed to see such a struggle happening at my feet, though you couldn't help feeling sorry that such beautiful creatures were trying to destroy each other...



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