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    Posted: 21 Apr 2014 at 10:27pm
Hi everyone

I received an email today with an attached video for identification. Now, my ageing eyes, even with the movie slowing down, are having trouble with this one!

The accompanying email said:-
"Hello, This might be a bit random but, I was walking out in the peak District in the Glossop Area and a few times I have seen this lizard and just wanted to know a bit more information i.e if its native and what kind of lizard it is. I have attached my poorly filmed video to this email of the lizard and I really hope you can identify it ok. All i can say about it was, it's green and very fast! I think i saw one once with a bit of red on it as well but that was a while ago. "

So, I have posted the video for our group of experts to have alook at and come up with suggestions. Let's be hearing from you please. The video can be found here - http://sauria.org.uk/images/herp.MOV

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Suzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2014 at 11:55am
Indeed a real challenge. I couldn't see it on my ipad as it moved too fast and freezing the film pixillated it. Then tried the laptop where I got sound but no film!
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Thanks for trying Suzy

Oh dear. It's not meant to be that much of a challenge!!

Sounds like you need a different video player on the laptop! (although, amazingly, it played in the worst one of the lot (Winders Video Player) here).

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My first thought was male viviparous lizard but it is entirely on jizz as I can't really see the thing at all. Tried slowing it down, tried blowing up screen grabs. 

I think if I was recording the sighting from general movement and impression, I would have written down male viviparous lizard - but might have thought again if I encountered a different species on the site later in the survey!
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If you look carefully at the top left you can see Shergar...

AS far as the lizard is concerned, I just don't think there's enough resolution to tell, but I did get a vague impression of a green colour and this might indicate an escaped pet, I guess, but to be honest I don't have a clue really!
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can't think of any reason to think its not a green common lizard.

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