Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Exceptional, too

Photos by Ned Harris 11/25/2014

This Common Side-blotched lizard is actually rather uncommon. Note the whitish band that marks the regrown tail. Yes, many lizards (but not all) can drop their tail in order to escape, but doing so is really a last resort. The regrown tail will never be as long or as sturdy. And the stubby tail probably isn't as attractive to potential mates. Better than being eaten entirely, though. No chance for reproduction in that scenario!

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