Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fauna Friday: Agama Edition

Fauna Friday fans (try saying that five times fast) will no doubt be, um, fascinated to find out that there’s more to Apollonia National Park than inanimate stones and ancient ruins.

After all, during our recent visit, we observed a common lizard a roughtail rock agama (i.e. a chardon matzu’i for the Hebraically-oriented amongst you) basking in the sun.

As always, feel free to click on the pictures for a better view:IMG_2175IMG_2181A face only a cold-blooded ectothermic mother could love…

Also known as a star lizard or a stellion, the agama thus joins the chameleon and the tortoise in the hallowed fraternity of reptiles which have been featured on Our Shiputzim.

I hope it appreciates the honor…


!שבת שלום וחודש טוב


  1. And a good month to you, you chameleon looking lizard like thing! Great shots.

  2. Leora - I'm sure it returns the greeting... ;-)

    Jameel - !גם לך

  3. It really does blend in its environment!

  4. Ariella - !'מה רבו מעשיך ה


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