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Anyone have an idea at what this lizard is please sunning itself in our poly tunnel? - was approx 5 - 5.5 inches long.
I think it's just a common lizard
I agree it looks like Lacerta vivipara the Viviporous or common Lizard. However it could be a Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis) a species that have been introduced illegally.
There is a small breeding population around Mevagissy in Cornwall. See: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/highexplosive/SARG/02000-Activities/SurveyAndMonitoring/WallLizard/SARGwallLizards.html
The only other indiginous lizards that we have in the UK are the Sand Lizard (Lacerta agillis) and the Slow worm (Anguis fragillis).
All Btitish reptiles are protected by Law.