We opened the front door this morning and found these two lizards mating right in the middle of our path – I nearly trod on them! The female appeared to be in a trance (though not quite ecstatic) while the male was so busy holding on that he ignored us completely.

Takydromus tachydromoidesTakydromus tachydromoides

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

Location: Munakata Common (Google map)