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Re: Local Lizard ID?


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Posted by finster on August 02, 2002 at 12:41:57:

In Reply to: Local Lizard ID? posted by nate351 on July 29, 2002 at 22:51:27:

:Hey everyone.
:I was just camping last week outside of Vancouver, WA and playing with my youngest siblings (ages 5 and 8). As we walked along a sunny shore of a lake, I saw and caught the largest garter snake I have ever seen. I made a big fuss over running down and catching it up just like Steve Irwin (I was even in Khaki shorts), and then came back and gave a narration to the kids, teaching them aboutthe snake. As soon as I let it go, the little boy spotted a small lizard which I quickly and theatrically caught as well.

:My question is that I identified it as an aligator lizard, and I have ever since been questioning that diagnosis. I rarely see lizards in the NW and the only ones I have were aligator lizards. This lizard, however, had a tail about as long as it's body, and had slightly keeled scales. It's limbs were not short and stubby, and it didn't 'slither' as much as other aligator lizards I have seen. However, it did resemble one (the head was especially aligator-like). My second thought, after proclaiming it an aligator) was that it looked almost like an iguanid. It was perhaps 6-7 inches STL. Any ideas?

:Thanks,
:nate.
If it doesn't have a blue tail(western skink) or blue patches on its belly(fence lizard) then it must be an alligator lizard. It may be a different species than what you are used to seeing. I believe there are at least two different species in the area.




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