Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dare to compare!

One of the many highlights of the 8/17/2016 Mount Lemmon walk with Ned and Friends of Ned was seeing this very young Greater Short-horned Lizard taking a walk on the wild side!

Photo by Ned Harris 8/17/2016, hand by highly trained naturalist

These lizards are found at higher elevations and are born alive. This one was born in the spring.
Previous post on this lizard by Mark Hengesbaugh

The Regal Horned Lizard is in the same family, is found in Sabino Canyon (and elsewhere). The females (of course) lay eggs.

Photo by Ned Harris 4/13/2011, hand by trained naturalist

One needs a special license in order to handle these (or any) lizards, so don't try this at home.

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