Whole Lotta Leopard Lizards

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Whole Lotta Leopard Lizards

Post by fvachss » April 27th, 2017, 8:38 pm

Every year I wander by a favorite spot in the northern Mojave that is well known for Leopard Lizard and Horned Lizard sightings. This year I only saw a single horned lizard:

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However, this absence was more than compensated for by the abundance of Leopard Lizards on the scene. At least 8 individuals seen during an hour's walk. The prettiest was this girl in breeding colors:

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In addition there were the usual bunches of whiptails. So many this time that rather than the usual solo scooting across the sand there were a number of pairs interacting as here:

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Finally, I saw a couple of these guys racing around. Always a welcome sight:

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One of the better hikes I've had at this site.

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Re: Whole Lotta Leopard Lizards

Post by Kelly Mc » April 29th, 2017, 10:49 am

Nice! :thumb: Thank you for sharing

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Re: Whole Lotta Leopard Lizards

Post by Fieldherper » May 1st, 2017, 8:44 am

Very cool! I miss walking through the desert watching lizards.

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Re: Whole Lotta Leopard Lizards

Post by Fieldnotes » May 2nd, 2017, 11:12 pm

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Re: Whole Lotta Leopard Lizards

Post by Porter » May 3rd, 2017, 11:10 am

ImageField Herping Medallion of Artistic Quality by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr


The vibe and tone of this medallion in unmistakably captured in this rendition of the original Zelda theme performed by one of my favorite guitarist. You should hear this music in your head and feel this vibe anytime anyone receives this California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation medallion of appreciation. Herp on brothers and sisters :thumb:


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