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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 23rd June, 2011)


Since arriving back from France ten days ago, we've had this little critter in our car....

Photo: Rev David Long  (Konica Minolta Dynax 7D)
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Comment by: David Barker on 23rd June 2011 at 00:21

Did you come back via lizard point ? David .

Comment by: anna on 23rd June 2011 at 00:39

oh my god,have you reported it?is it poisonous? i would panic like mad.

Comment by: henry7 on 23rd June 2011 at 08:00

He's was so determined to get to the U.K. Great photo.

Comment by: john Ashurst on 23rd June 2011 at 08:28

Its an harmless gheko,lizzard.They survive off small insects..mosquitos and the like and are considered to be good luck in some area of the continent where its warm.Most houses/villas have them and they keep the likes of spiders etc under control.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 23rd June 2011 at 08:59

Well said, henry,

Is this another illegal immigrant via France? Does he intend to claim benefits?

Great photo, Rev.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 23rd June 2011 at 09:10

For those concerned for its welfare, I left the car's windows open for a few hours after taking the photo. I've not seen it since, so hope it's escaped. Given the warmer climes it came from, it will probably survive our summer without too much difficulty, but will struggle in the winter, sadly.
Thanks for the comment, henry7 - I was quite surprised it sat there long enough for me to get close enough to take any photos. They usually rush for cover as soon as you come near, but I was able to open the door, get in the car, and take a few shots before it moved.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd June 2011 at 14:31

I once got one that was in the bottom of a cardboard box that had come from China.

Comment by: Ellen M on 23rd June 2011 at 17:00

Not sure he'll feel at home around Wigan but, hey, vive la différence!
great shot!

Comment by: trixie on 23rd June 2011 at 19:45

It looks very much like a sand lizard.if you are worried you can contact Chester Zoo.

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