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Crag Lizards are rock specialists and are dependent on certain rock types for their survival.

Table Mountain sandstone provides the Cape Crag Lizard with the necessary crevices to survive. They are diurnal and are heliothermic and spend the early mornings and late afternoons basking  to regulate their body temperatures.

Males are often brightly colored, while the females are fairly drab in coloration. Cape Crag Lizards are ambush hunters and utilise their elevated basking positions to pounce on unsuspecting prey.

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When approaching shy and skittish animals, approach slowly and avoid sudden movements. Sit quietly and be patient. Move forward small distances at a time. If you spook the animal, sit quietly and often they will return to their original position.
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Arne Purves
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Arne's passion for the environment, wildlife and conservation was instilled from an early age, leading to a career in nature conservation, first as a game ranger in the Natal Parks Board, a conservation officer with CapeNature and today in the City of Cape Town's Environmental Compliance Department. Photography is his creative medium of choice.