Sand lizard

Sand lizard is on most of the European continent beyond its southern ends. In the west limit of its range is central France. In the north you can even find it in the center of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Its eastern habitat dates back to the middle of Russia. There is also Turkey and western Asia. It is very rare species in the UK. The lizard is not encountered in Italy, Spain, southwestern France, and on the Balkan Peninsula. The mating season lasts from April to June. During this period, the males take the bright green color and the ongoing fighting in the presence of females, for the right to mate. The fight involves catching the throats, mouths and other body parts, and trying out their hand. Intense colors have to show that the male is healthy and ready to pass their genes. During the mating season he attempts to impregnate as many females as possible. After a few weeks, female, she dug mink, consists in it from 5 to 15, up to 18 eggs. The eggs do not hatch but without a proper ground moisture. Like most reptiles, the female does not deal with the young. Small lizards hatch after about 6 weeks at the turn of August and September, and are approx. 5.5-6.5 cm in length. These lizards are active during the day. They love to bask in the morning sun, which zwinkom as animals zmiennocieplnym is needed for proper functioning of the body. They bask in the morning to the afternoon hunt in the short grass. When the temperature exceeds 40 ° C, to hide dug their mink. In the evening, they return to their hiding places, where they spend the night. These reptiles have their own little territory, they defend and which sometimes spend whole life. These lizards begin to hibernate in October, and wake up in March or later, depending on atmospheric conditions. Sand dig burrows up to 5 cm under the ground. They do a lot of branches to confuse predators preying on them, but only the main corridor is inhabited by a lizard. These reptiles dig burrows long at almost 8 m, usually under bushes. Lizards are changing every few weeks burrows to protect themselves from dangers.