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Species profiles of the reptile species found in Ireland

Common Lizard (Lacerta vivipara)

The common lizard, Ireland’s only reptile, can often be seen sunning itself on dry stone walls, rocks or logs during the summer months. These animals occupy a range of habitats, including woodland, marshes, heath, moors, bogs, sand-dunes and even rubbish dumps. Lizards are active, alert and extremely quick. Their colouration….