We have two kinds of lizards here, both of which grow to about 15 cm long. The top shot is the blue-throated lizard, and the lower one the brown lizard.

Like lizards everywhere, they’re cold-blooded, so they like to sun themselves first thing in the morning. After that, they move really fast, particularly when you point a camera at them.

Even so, they’re a favourite snack for cats.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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  1. Ha ha, “favourite snack for cats”. I keep telling mine about protected species, but they won’t listen!

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