Sunday, June 8, 2008

Creatures from the west

There's a lizard living in my little courtyard. There's lots of lizards here, it is the southwest. But it always gives me a little thrill to see these critters.

I'm not sure what kind he is, if anybody knows,
let me know! Is he a desert iguana? He's big -
over 12 inches, is my guess.
Can you see him??


Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Hi Woolies! Yes, there are such things as Desert Iguanas! Dipsosaurus dorsalis is common in your area :) We used to see these when we lived in Ajo. Dave was the manager of the Cabeza Prieta NWR back in the mid '80s, so we got see a lot of interesting critters up close and personal :)

Mare said...

WOAH! That is a big one! Here in Upstate NY we have tiny salamanders. Not quite that impressive! :)

LittleElf said...

We used to have cute little Blue bellied lizards when I lived in southern Oregon. There were also alligator lizards. Does he have teeth? He might be a kind of alligator lizard.

Strawberry Anarchy said...

wow they are massive too! i love lizards they look really cool u hardly ever get lizards here once when i was camping up in the hills a little newt ran into my tent i was quite scared because i didn't think you got lizards in Scotland at all! i miss the geko's in spain too! my friend squashed one in the door by accident though it was really sad! the poor thing

ThePeachTree said...

He's gorgeous! I love that wall behind the tree as well :) You can't find texture like that around here!

woolies said...

My husband says he is a collard lizard. What does he know?!?