Males: speckled back and orange belly also penial bulge below
Females: dots on back arranged in a dark line and creamy belly
Juveniles: about 4cm long, are almost black but soon become bronze.
Young: born during August and you can differentiate males and females by the following summer.
Lizards v Snakes
- Lizards have eyelids and rigid jaws unlike snakes.
- Lizards have live young, they do not lay eggs.
- Lizards have sensory tongues which, like snakes, are slightly forked.
- Lizards shed their tails as a defence mechanism so never catch them by the tail, they grow back it is always obvious.
- Lizards slough their skin but only in tiny bits not like snakes which shed their skin in one piece.