lizard Lacerta vivipara
The Common lizard is the only native reptile species in Ireland.
Lizards are common in Clare especially the Burren because they like
basking on warm rocks. The Common lizard have a way of escape if
caught by the tail, they loose their tail and can grow the tail
again. Unlike most other reptiles which lay eggs, Common lizards
give birth to live young.
Habitat: A variety of habitats including open areas,
stone walls, bogs, heaths, the Burren and sand dunes.