Southwestern Field Herpetology

Southwestern Field Herpetology
Dec
14th
2016

More Night Lizard(s)

As stated in the last post, I don’t get to see a lot of night lizards. Despite how much time I have spent out in great habitat, this one is the very first that I’ve ever seen, in 2012! I was checking out a mine adit to see if it was being used by any gravid rattlesnakes, and a lizard jumped off the wall in pitch dark near the very end. I dismissed it at first, but then looked to see why a side-blotched lizard is in the back of a mine … and, night lizard!

This one is fun – when I returned to this area in the summer of 2016, I found the same lizard in the same spot. I had to do some careful comparison to be sure, but I’ve seen this little guy twice now. This may be a routine visit in the future.

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