Desert Spiny Lizard

Desert Spiny Lizard

I flushed this Desert Spiny Lizard the other morning when loading some aluminum cans into the truck. The lizard didn’t scurry under a rock right away, so I was able to get this shot of it still on the rocks where the bags with cans had been.

We have seen it several times since hiding near the compost where it (presumably) eats insects attracted to the heap. Cabela tries to give chase to the lizard when going out for a walk, but we don’t let her get close.


  1. Crotalus said,

    June 28, 2013 @ 09:23:19

    That’s an interesting lizard. They’re known for their head bobbing displays, and the two patches of blue on their bellies (hence the other name, “Blue Bellied Lizard”).

  2. Cap'n Bob said,

    June 28, 2013 @ 11:33:11

    I watched a you tube video of one of these taking flies from a pair of tweezers some dude was holding. The lizard did lots of head bobbing in between snacks.

  3. Crotalus said,

    June 28, 2013 @ 16:49:03


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