The sand lizard and the common lizard

The sand lizard and the common lizard

Adult lizards seek their winter quarters under stones and leaves as early as September.

The young stay out in the open into November so that there is time for them to grow large enough to withstand a long winter of hibernation.

A harsh winter can often mean that many lizards do not survive to see the following spring.

If they manage to avoid both the cold and predators, lizards can live up to nine years of age.

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