Sunday, April 20, 2008

Alligator Lizard

My son caught this alligator lizard in our backyard. These lizards are reportedly common to our area, but not often seen. They get their name because they look kind of like alligators, are good swimmers and have notoriously bad dispositions. They like to bite and often twist their body like an alligator when they do. They also have really long tails which causes them to slither as they run.

1 comment:

Irina Netchaev said...

That's a good looking lizard. Although, I don't think that I would like to see it in action. :-)