Rare Dutch ‘common’ lizard discovery

This video from England says about itself:

Common lizards filmed at Allerthorpe Common reserve, owned and managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. July 2009.

Translated from Natuurmonumenten conservation organization in the Netherlands:

Monday, June 11, 2012

For the first time it has been observed in the Bergherbos reserve (Gelderland province): the viviparous lizard.

also called common lizard. Though it is far from common in most of the Netherlands

Volunteer Ineke Schaars even saw two of these reptiles around the Hulzenberg hill, in the southern part of the Bergherbos.

For many years, volunteer Ineke Schaars has done reptiles research in the Bergherbos. During one of her inventory rounds in mid May she made an extraordinary discovery. She saw two viviparous lizards. It is the first time that this species has been seen in the Bergherbos. Ineke managed to make fine pictures of the animals.

Fourth reptile

The lizards were on a small heath field near the Hulzenberg, where much wavy hair-grass, a grass species, grows. It is the fourth reptile species spotted in the Bergherbos after the sand lizard, smooth snake and slow worm. So, an extraordinary discovery!

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