Cats bring you presents. We all know that. Most of the ones Bertie the black cat brings up onto the terrasse are little rodents. He has brought us brown wall lizards, moles, and various birds, including a pheasant hen, over the years. Sometimes the animals he's caught are pretty big. A neighbor tells us about seeing Bertie with a rabbit in his jaws one day.
From what I've read, the lézard vert is not at all rare in France.
Yesterday I saw the cat outside the sliding glass doors on the tiles with quite a bit of blood spattered all around him. He was meowing and looking confused. The doors were open, so I'm lucky he didn't bring his prey into the living room. Bertie seemed to be very interested in the big wooden shutter outside, which was open and folded back against the wall.
This green lizard was probably 10 inches (25 cm) long from the tip of his snout to the end of his tail.
When I looked behind the shutter, I saw the green lizard. He was alive and he was hiding. I think Bertie had injured him. I got my camera and a broom. After I snapped one photo, I put Bertie in the house and shut the door. Then I pulled the shutter away from the wall and swept the lizard off the deck and into the vegetation down below. He sat there for a minute or two and disappeared before long.