Hatchling L agilis July 31st

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Hatchling L agilis July 31st

Postby Jimmy Lundqvist » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:09 pm

Went a quick trip to a Sand Lizard location today on Swedish west coast, saw a handful of adults including this male that almost lost all green coloration. Only a little yellowish green on throat and face.
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When I checked the egg deposit-site I spotted this tiny lizard.
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I believe they normally hatch a week or two in to August (or later) up here, but July has been extraordinary warm here in SW Sweden and this was so tiny that it must be recently hatched.

I tried to poke it out to get a little better pic (cellphone) but it went into a nearby hole with a only little bit of tail showing. Could it be that it was the nest hole it came up from as newly hatched? I didnt dig to risk destroying any other eggs.
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Re: Hatchling L agilis July 31st

Postby Jimmy Lundqvist » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:20 am

I just found out there are more reports of newly hatched Sand Lizards in Sweden, and its probably due to the warmest July-month in decades here in Sweden. The statistics for July is just available and all of south Sweden has had 4 degrees higher temps than normal (20-21 agerage temp instead of normal 16-17), and some places 5-6 degrees higher daily average temps!
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