It was Feb. 14, 2013…Valentine’s Day…and one of the loves of my life appeared. It was earliest I had seen any of these wonderful creatures.
It was a juvenile Side-blotched Lizard. This critter wasn’t but about three inches long from nose to tip of tail, but it was still a nice find for me.
The Side-blotched Lizard is common in my area, but normally I only see the reptiles with orange spots on them. This little fellow appears to have blue spots along the back, but also what appears orange on its sides. It would be interesting if it was blue on top, orange on the sides, but I think it will develop one spot color as it matures.
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