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Saved this guy from becoming a Crow's meal

Posted May 2nd, 2008 at 09:37 PM by Hex_Enduction_Hour
Yesterday heading out to a meeting, I passed a crow doing battle with something on the sidewalk.
I pulled my car over, got out, and crossed the street to discover the creature was a lizard. The reptile was putting up one heckuva fight.

I've got him in an aquarium with some sand. I'll eventually let him go free.

Here



He's a tough little guy.
I picked him up yesterday and he bit me good on my index finger. Almost drew blood. Now I respect him and handle him with a leather glove.

Also notice his tail was once broken off and is now growing back nicely. He must've been another predator's menu a while back, huh?


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netherspirit's Avatar
What kind of lizard is it?
Posted May 2nd, 2008 at 11:29 PM by netherspirit netherspirit is offline
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Hex_Enduction_Hour's Avatar
No clue! I know blue-bellies when I see them, but he's not one of those!

When my topmost YouTube video ends, look for the video in the scroll at the bottom. There's a dog who gets nipped on the nose.
Looks like the same type of lizard.
Posted May 3rd, 2008 at 01:01 AM by Hex_Enduction_Hour Hex_Enduction_Hour is offline
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Xotli's Avatar
Looks like a skink to me.
Posted May 3rd, 2008 at 03:42 AM by Xotli Xotli is offline
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Hex_Enduction_Hour's Avatar
Found it.
Southern Alligator Lizard. One of three types of alligator lizards native to Califonia.

Get this:
The lizards can frequently be found near human habitation and are notable for their fearless self-defense; they will often bite and defecate if handled. In the wild they eat small arthropods, slugs, lizards, small mammals and occasionally young birds and eggs. (Stebbins, 2003) They are not difficult to catch or keep in captivity, and make suitable and interesting pets. They will thrive and even breed if fed on small insects such as crickets supplemented with suitable vitamins and minerals.

This is that lizard! He's a mean SOB and he did defecate when I was holding him with leather gloves (luckily!)
Posted May 3rd, 2008 at 09:09 AM by Hex_Enduction_Hour Hex_Enduction_Hour is offline
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Izner's Avatar
He's pretty badass. Damn decent of you for rescuing him.
Posted May 7th, 2008 at 02:50 PM by Izner Izner is offline
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scottishlad5's Avatar
awww, he's so cute, he reminds me of my leopard geko.
Posted January 9th, 2009 at 09:00 PM by scottishlad5 scottishlad5 is offline
 
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