Italian Wall Lizards

Italian Wall Lizard – Sorrento, Italy

Italian Wall Lizard – Sorrento, Italy

Strange to recall that the last Italian Wall Lizards we’d seen were on the outskirts of Bournemouth. Great to finally catch up with the real thing.

In actual fact it was difficult to avoid them. Every wall and patch of grass appeared to have its own colony. From Herculaneum and Pompeii to the summit of Vesuvius and the hotel balcony they were everywhere. Up walls, in trees, hiding behind gutters, sneaking in through open windows the sheer number of Wall Lizards was phenomenal.

Pair of Italian Wall Lizards Wall Lizard by the side of a footpath
Pair of Italian Wall Lizards at the base of a Yucca in the hotel grounds Another by the side of the footpath close to Sorrento

A short video of Italian Wall Lizards.

Mediterranean House Gecko – Sorrento, Italy

Mediterranean House Gecko – Sorrento, Italy

During the evenings the Wall Lizards were joined by the Mediterranean House Gecko. Their ability to cling to the underside of even the smoothest of surfaces was particularly impressive.

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