Lizard time


Thursday 23 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

As the weather warms up, the creatures of summer start to appear. Tortoises are already out, and very soon we’ll hear the endless ‘knocking’ as they play ‘mummy’s and daddy’s’ – seriously, it sounds like neighbouring farmers are replacing fence posts, day in, day out 🙂

Snakes will be next month, with all sorts on the prowl through the long grass by mid May. I’m currently in the process of cutting back the knee to waist high weeds and grass, particularly in the immediate ten to fifteen metre vicinity of the house. 

But now is the time of the wide-head lizards – the first of the lizards and geckos to make an appearance. Here’s two of them soaking up some sun on the side of my toolshed (SEE RİGHT SIDE WALL).










13 thoughts on “Lizard time

  1. dayphoto says:

    I have ANOTHER question for you—-we have ticks here, several different kinds…it’s tick season (icky things…they come complete with diseases —Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever)…my question is…do you have ticks there?



    • Uncle Spike says:

      Yes, with quite a few deaths in the east of Turkey each year (not a huge problem in the west). When we get one, we take it to the hospital and they send the critter off for a very quick analysis and give a range of shots immediately – sometimes our backward country can surprise us, lol

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  2. […] time for a photoshoot 🙂 Normally I’m just able to capture them by telephoto lens, as in a previous post, but these are real close ups this […]


  3. lizard100 says:

    Reblogged this on Green Lizard's Blog and commented:
    I likes me a lizard!


  4. Yvonne says:

    Thanks for the nice zoom-y photos of the lizards. It looks like one of them has misplaced part of its tail. 🙂


  5. AnnetteM says:

    Made me laugh about the tortoises, but I expect it is a real pain having that noise all day and night.

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  6. Hey Spike .. what is that growing to the right of the shed? They look for the world like broad beans .. whatever they are they are very healthy. 😀


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