Friday, August 28, 2009

New life in the garden - I

the acrobatic garden lizard
i've noticed two things about the big garden lizard (not this one in the picture) in my garden: a. it is always in the same part of the garden and b. it's throat is red - quite scary. Hence i wasnt surprised to read that male garden lizards can be highly territorial during the breeding season and that they make their throats change to a scary red color and engage in 'push-ups' to intimidate other males! I observed quite a bit of this behaviour last month -- leading me to wonder if this little acrobat is the offspring of the huge male i kept seeing earlier.

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