The mortar and stone looks like it is from this area...as is the Ivy-leafed Toadflax....the "yuccaonastick" isn't... NOR is the "monitor"-type lizard!!Where on earth did you spot it.... obviously an escape... unless it is in a zoo or private collection?If it is in the Faune Touraine area, you MUST log it..with photos... that'll stir things up a bit!!
It isn't a baby Komodo, is it....
Stretched horizontally? – a bit like the Concorde aircraft I saw yesterday.
Here you have both: the real lizard and its look-alike "incrusted" in the mortar of the ledge and the wall above it
In a way there is nothing wrong with these pictures. They are of an extremely lifelike plastic monitor lizard (what I would call a goanna and a French person would call un varan). The photos were taken in Montrésor. I suspect the plastic lizard is acting as a proxy for the salamander of legend, but is also there because I bet it fools a lot of people. I was accompanied by a vet at the time I saw this, and we both stood there for a while to see if it moved.
That is the most lifelike plastic creature I have ever seen...no wonder you waited to se it move!!I wonder how often it gets photographed?
I still think you should log it...well, perhaps not...you'd never have another record accepted!!