Common Lizard, with some unwelcome guests!

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I photographed this Common Lizard at Howe Ridding Woods, in Cumbria, on Monday. It wasn't until I looked at the photos on my PC that I saw all the ticks behind his front legs. I counted at least 13 visible!
This is a superb area, but one of the worst I know for ticks. This time I was lucky to to pick any up, but after past visits I've had several attached to me!

Cheers,

Dave

Common Lizard (Zootoca vivipara)
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Lovely spot and well taken....I see them and the minute I lift my camera thay run off !
This one did! But I waited a short while and he came back to his basking spot.

You probably know already, but do be aware of the possibility of contracting Lyme disease from ticks. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/lyme-disease-guidance-data-and-analysis
I know about Lyme disease, but this is still good advice and a useful link. Thanks!
 
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