Common Lizard

Reptiles & Amphibians


Reptiles

The only reptiles found on Coll are the Common Lizard and the Sand Lizard.

The common lizard, as it's name suggests, is commonly found in many locations on Coll. Lizards are not widely distributed on the Scottish islands so it's presence on Coll is unusual, yet even stranger is that Coll is home to a second, and very rare lizard, the sand lizard. It is the only colony of sand lizards in Scotland with the nearest neighbours being found on the Lancashire coast. They were introduced to Coll in 1970 to help them survive the loss of habitats in England & Wales.

There are no know records of snakes (or are there? ) or slow worms on Coll.

Amphibians

There are no know records of frogs, toads or newts on Coll; although some frog spawn was introduced into a village garden pond on the mid 2000s. Coll is naturally devoid of amphibians.

Amphibians

There are no know records of frogs, toads or newts on Coll; although some frog spawn was introduced into a village garden pond on the mid 2000s. Coll is naturally devoid of amphibians.