Lizard in Essex?

Lizard in Essex?

Observation - Lizard in Essex? - UK and Ireland. Description: Hello - we were gardening at the weekend and to our surprise unearthed the creature in question. We are the first to acknowledge we know little about nature, however, our children are keen to know what it is. My initial thoughts it's a Newt, however I c

Hello - we were gardening at the weekend and to our surprise unearthed the creature in question. We are the first to acknowledge we know little about nature, however, our children are keen to know what it is. My initial thoughts "it's a Newt", however I cannot see any webbing in the feet (we have a neighbour with a large pond). Could it be a lizard (do we get them in Essex?). The size of him/her was approx 12cm (5" in old money) and was very much alive.