Sceloporus variabilis Rose-bellied Lizard
Also known as:
Rosebelly Lizard, Texas Rose-bellied Lizard, Pink Belly Swift
Hill Country State Natural Area, Bandera County, TexasApril 10, 2010
Rose-bellied Lizard (Sceloporus variabilis)
I found this pretty little Sceloporus hiding under a log. When uncovered, it ran to the nearest safe-looking spot, which was under my shoe (which I was, indeed, wearing at the time). I slowly lifted my shoe, and it ran back under the log. I turned the log again, and it ran back under my shoe. At that point I managed to convince it to sit still on top of the log for a short while and pose for a couple of pictures.
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