Pest control agency of nature …

Most of us are familiar with garden lizards. Unlike the ones that we find on our walls, these creatures live mostly in the trees. They eat up insects such as grass hoppers and worms that destroy crops thereby acting as natural pest controlling agents. These creatures are well adapted to different environments and they vary accordingly.

Below is the photograph of a Green Forest Lizard, found at a farm. These lizards are completely harmless. They are non-poisonous and they can never harm a human being. It is observed that they may display a threatening stance when they are cornered which is only for self-defense, but generally they avoid human contact.

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                                                                           – Photo by Nithilan Paul.

In the below photograph, a Green forest lizard, found in a warehouse being safely returned to the wild.                                                                 

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Yet another species, commonly found in the forests and surrounding areas is the Rock Agama. These are similar to the Green forest lizard but for a slight difference in thier habitat. These creatures live in bushes, scrub forests and on rocks. They can tolerate high temperatures and though they have some threatening tatoos on them, they never harm humans!!!

A male Rock agama, in the middle of having lunch, found on the outskirts of forest in South India.

                                                 –Photo by Nithilan Paul.

 

A female rock agama.

These creatures does not need human intervention for their survival, but only their absence. By conserving their habitat i.e,. trees and scrubs, these life  forms can be protected.                                 –Photo by Nithilan Paul.

                                                   (A female rock agama.)

                Sometimes folks, it is good to stop by and look at a beautifully coloured reptile perched on a stone where we go for a walk. The more we observe them, the less we detest or ignore them. This simple attitude helps a lot in the conservation of these species.

                                                                                            -Nithilan Paul.

                                                             

                                                      

                                 

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About nithilan18

A person who aspires to live life to its most by venturing into those micro planets within our earth, which lights the spirit of human mind with their pure innocence and enchanting beauty. I would like to take my fellow humans into these worlds that we seldom notice.
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