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Common Lizards with Beetle, 2nd-June-2012 | by Testudo Man
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Common Lizards with Beetle, 2nd-June-2012

I'm not sure what type of beetle this is, other than its a green beetle with 2 red dots at its rear end! ;-) But it was lucky that it wasn't eaten by one of these common lizards!

The adult lizard is at the top right, whilst the juvenile lizard is to the lower left. The juvenile was frantically waving its front limbs(hence they are blurred). Now the question is, was this due to the surface of the wood being hot? or was it a case of the juvenile doing what Bearded Dragons do, as in- its a form of appeasement, the younger/less dominant lizard wave's its front limb to that of the elder lizard?

I saw this "arm waving" several times on the day, and it was only performed by the younger/juvenile lizards, when in the presence of the adults.

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Taken on June 6, 2012