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Rock Lizards Wall Lizards and Relatives: Lacertidae


The bellies of these lizards are usually filled with insects, which they typically capture by sitting very still in one spot— usually in the shade—until an insect wanders by. They then spring out and grab the tasty morsel. This type of hunting is called ambush. The western sandveld lizard is unusual because while it eats some insects, its main diet is scorpions, which the lizard finds by looking for their tunnel entrances and digging them out of the ground. Some species in this lizard family also eat seeds and fruit in addition to insects. A few, including the adult giant lizards that live in the Canary Islands, are unique in that they eat almost only plant material.

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