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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Texas Spiny Lizard

I almost got a heart attack when I saw this fella lounging on our deck. Holy cranberry batman! I've never seen this scaly lizard before. At first glance, I thought it was an iguana...lol!
I hurriedly went inside and grabbed my camera. Freaky, he looked at me!
The Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus) is a fairly common resident of most of Texas; its range also extends northward into Oklahoma and southward well into Mexico. It spends a great deal of time on fence posts and in trees where it searches for food, but can be encountered on rocks or on the ground as well. - Greg Lasley



This is my entry for this week's Camera Critters.

11 comments :

eileeninmd said...

AWW he is a cute lizzy! Great sighting and visitor. Have a great weekend!

eileeninmd said...

AWW he is a cute lizzy! Great sighting and visitor. Have a great weekend!

ladyfi said...

What a cute fellow!

Kay L. Davies said...

I thought it would be an iguana, too, after I saw the thumbnail photo. Now that I think about it, this might be only the second time I've seen a picture of a Texas Spiny Lizard, so I had a right to be wrong. LOL
Would NOT want to step outside and see one of these on my deck, however, even if he is quite small. I wonder what kind of food it finds on fence posts.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Nikki-ann said...

I think I'd have nearly had a heart attack too! We don't get visitors like that around here.

Adin B said...

Well, the lizard was giving it to you. He has that camera flick thing going on. hahaha.. nakasabot imoha gipicture-ran, mommy Dhemz. My goodness, it looks freaky, but beautiful in its own nature.

Adin B

Mel Alarilla said...

This is also the first time I have seen such a kind of lizard. But it's beautiful with silvery scales. It is quite oversized for an ordinary house lizard and I can't blame you for being afraid of it the first time you saw it. Did Akesha see it too? Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

EG Wow said...

I like your instinct to grab your camera instead of screaming. :))

onangelwings said...

HA! I love it. Great picture. He is SO looking at you.
http://reesspace.blogspot.com/2011/07/camera-critters-farm-visit.html

sHeNgKaY said...

hahaha..at nakuha mo pang kuhanan ng pix ha..hehehe
Thanks for joining Orange Tuesdays 6th Edition! ..hope to see you next round sis..

Lulu Post said...

cute sya mami lol

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