|Common garden lizard|
Lizards are seen throughout the year but now that the temperature has come down they like to bask in the sun. And every time I go out to the back yard or the front yard, I see a few of them in various stages of basking-in-the-sun. Here's one I saw the other day on a stack of to-be-reused-old window frames.
You can see from the picture that there's a bit of old skin left on this lizard's neck. Unlike snakes, lizards shed their skin in patches. Before lizards shed their skin they tend to look dull and white patches appear on their bodies. Lizards eat the skin that comes off and the nutrients in it are beneficial for them.