South Shields Daily Photo

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Beady eyed lizard

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lizard, south shields museum

In a corner of the museum

This chap is a Spiny Tailed Lizard (Uromastyx) , probably less threatening than he actually looks. They are normally herbivores eating vegetation, apart from when they are young and eat the odd fly. This one is about a foot long but they can grow as big as three feet long.

I found him in a corner of the museum in Ocean Road, South Shields along with a variety of snakes and larger spiders all loaned from the Hancock Museum in Newcastle. I have been there at feeding time and it can be an eye-opener, but I’ll tell you all about that in another post.

This picture was taken from behind glass, hence the slight lack of contrast, and the fluorescent lamp inside the tank added to the strange colours.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82mm lens, 1/30 second, f5.6, iso 1600 no flash.



Written by curly

December 6, 2007 at 12:15 am

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  1. That’s a big lizard, Curly. Amazing colour too. Look forward to hearing about feeding time!


    December 7, 2007 at 2:03 pm

  2. This is an awesome close-up on a beautiful specimen. I love this shot Curly

    Carlos Lorenzo

    December 7, 2007 at 10:30 pm

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