Wild Lizards In The Yard

What's a lizard to do on a sunny day but sun itself?

What’s a lizard to do on a sunny day but sun itself?

When walking out our front door in spring and summer, many times there’s a rustle along the ground or something that darts across the sidewalk. We are lucky enough to have several lizards living around the house. I’ve been trying to capture one in a photo, and I think I finally got a halfway decent shot. I’m sure the lizards have wondered why the “giant” appears, freezes and then bends to shove a rectangle as close as possible to them! Anyway, after watching them for a few weeks and seeing some with bright blue metallic bellies and necks, I think the little scooters darting about our yard must be western fence lizards. And, lizards being lizards, in addition to catching them racing around or sunning themselves, we also get to see them do those crazy lizard push-ups, which apparently communicate their fitness to rivals, or even to us!

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