It is still winter in South Africa, but today was a lovely sunny day. I saw this lizard enjoying the sun on one of the cactus plants in my garden. She didn’t mind the thorny bed at all! ;-)
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Facts about lizards:
The tail of some lizards separate from the body when the lizard is grabbed. The tail that is left behind wriggles, confusing the other animal. This defense gives the lizard time to escape. Another tail will grow back, but it will be shorter and of a different color.
Some lizards are legless! They look like snakes. Look closely, if you see ear openings and moveable eyes, it’s really a lizard. Lizards are adaptable. They are found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. Lizards shed their skin when they outgrow it. They shed in little pieces. Lizards never stop growing.Not all species of lizard lay eggs. Lizards use their tongues as sense organs.Lizards are cold-blooded.
Lizards love to bask in the sun.
This makes them sitting targets.Some lizards change color in response to their moods.
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