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Caiman Lizard

Male. Tropical House, Chester. 26/1/08

Caiman Lizard
gentle lemur, 27 Jan 2008
    • gentle lemur
      Male. Tropical House, Chester. 26/1/08
    • CZJimmy
      I love these lizards!

      I saw them when they were being fed snails and it was impressive to see them catch them and crush the shells.

      However, I had to put up with people saying "these must be french lizards!"...
    • gentle lemur
      Thank you. But you're too generous Jonathan: it's not a 10/10 shot. I need to work harder on my flash shots.

      Alan
    • bongorob
      Are they sexually dimorphic?
    • gentle lemur
      Are they sexually dimorphic?

      The two at Chester are certainly different. I assume that like many lizards, the male is larger with a broader head and brighter colouration. On my last couple of visits I haven't seen the female: I don't know why.

      Alan
    • Maisie
      Superb photo!
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