Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sceloporus occidentalis

The Western Fence Lizard, a.k.a. blue belly. This shy fellow was snoozing in the fern I wanted to clean up this morning. He finally wandered off into the undergrowth. These are thought to reduce the incidence of Lyme Disease because they eat deer ticks as well as other insects. I'm always happy to see them sunning themselves on the rocks. I encourage my cats to seek warm blooded prey.

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