Armadillo Girdled Lizard

Published on May 25, 2009 by in Endangered, Reptiles

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This little fellow lives in the hills and mountains above the Verlorenvlei. I guess he was a little scared of the photographer: Armadillo Lizards have an interesting defense, in that if frightened, they will grab their tail in their mouth and curl up into a ball. This animal is named after the armadillo for its appearance and […]

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The ancient vlei flows on, out to the sea; burgeoning with tiny fish which are eaten by pied kingfishers, reed beds humming and burbling with egrets, herons and ibises, the sky overhead full of avian traffic; cormorants, spur winged geese and hunting raptors, the shrubs filled with Cape weavers and bulbuls. The nesting boxes under […]

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