A Wary Green Lizard
What Eats A Lizard? Photo: Moise Nicu

What eats a lizards?

What do lizard eat?

There are many kinds, or species, of lizard, and most of them have a lot of predators or natural enemies.

Many kinds of birds eat small lizards. Larger birds of prey such as hawks, owls, and eagles hunt, kill, and eat lizard. Snakes also eat them, as do many species of mammals such as weasels. Lizard even eat another lizard, with larger lizard eating smaller ones.

Life is not easy for most kinds of lizards.

As for, what a lizard eat?—most eat vegetation and insects. A few eat amphibians and other small animals, and a few others eat carrion or dead animals.

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Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.