The kids spotted these lizards when we were out for a nature walk near one of the local villages. We couldn’t decide whether they were mating or fighting, but I assume that it’s the former. Either way, they were so engrossed in what they were doing, that we were able to move the grass to one side in order to take photos. Their only reaction was to unentangle the tips of their tails. Lucky for them that we weren’t hungry egrets!

Takydromus tachydromoidesTakydromus tachydromoides

Reptilia: Squamata (scaled reptiles): Lacertilia (lizards): Lacertidae (wall lizards)
Japanese Grass Lizard: Takydromus tachydromoides (nihon kanahebi)

Location: Near Yokoyama Village (Google map)