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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tree Lizards

Two of my friendly neighborhood southern alligator lizards (Elgaria multicarinata) were found up the lemon verbena tree.

They simply lay there lounging on handy horizontal branches, not seeming to be bothered by me or even a pesky fly (Minettia flaveola I believe) that spent long minutes on the one lizard's head and face.  I kept hoping it would snap up the fly and end the suspense, but the lizard closed a stoic eye on the situation.

Meanwhile its partner in lounging watched from above what passes for lizard action on a lazy afternoon.


Pen and Ink said...

what interesting photographs and observations. Thank you for sharing.

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

beautiful lizard and wonderful photos...especially capturing the pesky little fly!!

Janey said...

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~ Janey

Kerri Farley said...

Those are so cool!
Great pics!

reptiles shops said...

Beautiful shots! And interesting lizard. We seem afraid of them but in reality they are sweet adorable creatures.


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