Desert Creatures: Out of hibernation

It has gotten consistently warm enough that the desert lizards are coming out of hibernation.    I found this handsome male Yellow-Backed Spiny Lizard bopping around out front yesterday evening. Here he is sunning himself on a rock under the Russian Olives we use as a windbreak.

He is a BIG boy.

He got tired of the crazy lady with the camera and scooted into the Aussie tree.. Still, he wasn’t too skittish and I was able to get pretty close. I love the turquoise on his throat and abdomen. I am also fascinated by lizard mouths.


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