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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Night Visitor...

        Last night I found this fella..The Oriental garden lizard, scientifically called Calotes versicolor. This is a very common lizard found everywhere in Asia..

This is still a juvenile. resting on a Dendrobium moschatum roots

Its almost impossible to get as close as this during the day..
At night they don't really move much.

Crawling away slowly to avoid my camera flashes..

View from the sides..

You can always see this species around the garden, 
usually on bushes and trees, in an exposed place..

They usually appear motionless to attract less attention to themselves..
but when provoked, they will jump to the ground and run in a split second..

They are insectivore, eats only insects..

They are very plain looking lizard, with tanned coloured body 
to help them camouflage around their habitat..

Because of their long slender bodies they can move very fast..

 The tails are really long, almost three times the lengths of their body..

Before I forget , I would like to thank Ze Julio and his nice blog 'Pedras, Plantas e Compania' for being my 7th followers..

Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, 
like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless 
but all together perfume the air. 
- George Bernanos

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