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Common Wall Lizard

Podarcis muralis


"The common wall lizard is a small, thin lizard whose small scales are highly variable in colour and pattern. Its coloration is generally brownish or greyish, and may occasionally be tinged with green. In some individuals, the row of spots along their backs may form a line, while others may have a reticulated pattern with dark spots on the side and scattered white spots that can be blue in the shoulder region. The tail is brown, grey or rust in colour, and may also have light bars on the sides. The belly region has six rows of larger rectangular scales that are generally reddish, pink, or orangish. Common wall lizards may also have dark markings on the throat." ~wiki


spotted in the cultivated gardens around the house

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Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Sadly, there has been a lot of looting and destruction of historical sites reported over the last two years so let's hope security is able to focus on those issues again soon. The lack of tourism is also really a problem, especially in our little town, but teachers are still in high-demand so my hubby and I have not lost any work. Just hope everyone comes back after our summer holiday!

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

I feel so for Egypt. I loved it and I love all the Egyptian ruins and museums and the people. The economy is going to suffer so much without tourism and I worry that the cultural artifacts and tombs won't be protected from looting. I hope you are able to work and live OK with all the stress on the economy.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Thanks, Lauren! Back in Egypt now but it was nice to have a short break in the beautiful green mountains of Italy. :-) Fortunately, in south Sinai where I live, life is quiet and normal, no clashes here, only peaceful and festive protests. Let's hope it stays that way and that a solution can be found to these troubles!

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Beautiful Lizard, not common looking at all! :) I've been worried about you with all the troubles in Egypt. Are you going to stay in Italy for a while?

You're welcome, have a nice Sunday @Bernadette :)

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Thanks, Despina, that's what I was thinking, too, after you IDed the little one. Thanks, Mona.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago


Must be another podacris muralis

Bernadette S
Spotted by
Bernadette S

Umbertide, UMB, Italy

Spotted on Jul 16, 2013
Submitted on Jul 28, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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