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Flickr: spot the lizard

  • By Lynnette Johns
  • March 30 2013

Table Mountain is alive with little animals, from our unofficial mascot – the dassie – to the tiniest of frogs. One of the creatures most often seen is the lizard.

There are three commonly spotted lizards on the mountain: the southern rock agama, the black girdled lizard and the Cape skink.

Can you spot the ground agama (Agama aculeata) in DougButcher’s photograph?

The Fynbos Guy, Dominic Chadbon, says male ground agamas bob their heads up and down to impress females. “Some of the species have bright blue throats or heads to accentuate the head-bobbing,” he adds.

Spot the lizard. Photo courtesy <a href=''>DougButcher</a> Spot the lizard. Photo courtesy DougButcher

Do you have images of Table Mountain that you’d like to share with us? You should join the Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa Flickr group. You could see your image on our blog!

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