Now that’s what I call a lizard …

Now that’s what I call a lizard …

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Those who know me have all heard about the Corner family, comprising Mr & Mrs C, and Miss & Master C, and the Rose family who live in the original cottage wall under an ancient rose bush that has refused all efforts to dislodge it, and also Joe Smallweed, the cross lizard with the brightest coat imaginable (hence Joseph of the dreamcoat and Smallweed, the little ball of bitterness, from Dickens’ Bleak House). Many are also familiar with the giant lagarto of El Hierro …

but none of them come close to the largest lizard in the Canaries, which is found in Gran Canaria. Some building works have uncovered a whole tribe of them, and the local Ayuntamiento has authorized their transfer to an area where their survival will be guaranteed. Some 500 have been moved to fincas with walls and orchards full of fruit trees … paradise for lizards! I don’t have permission to post the photo, but have a look HERE! Simply amazing. There’s also a video above of the GC lizard.

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