Uma scoparia — Mohave Fringe-toed Lizard
Sand Dunes east of Dale Dry Lake, near Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, California—August 3, 1999
This is the third and final California species of fringe-toed lizard, all of which I managed to photograph in a few days with the help of The Lizard-Watching Guide. No lizard-watcher visiting southern California deserts should be without it. This young one raced away from me three or four times before finally hunkering down in the partial shade of a creosote bush.
Here's a mid-sized adult giving me the stink eye because I wanted to take a photo of it unobscured by dry grass. No such luck though.
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