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Tag Archive: lizards

Jul 07 2012

VOTE NOW!

Why should beautiful sunsets and cute birds get all of the glory!

This photograph of a Prairie Lizard taken was recently chosen by the Missouri Conservationist magazine as the winner of the Reptile and Amphibian category of the 75th Anniversary photo contest.
As you can see by the categories listed below I am not only up against the aforementioned but also pretty flowers and quiet sunlit mornings spent fishing. I need your help to take best of show, so if you’re a Missourian and like reptiles go here http://mdc.mo.gov/node/16689 and vote for the lizard.

Mammals
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Reptiles and Amphibians
Insects and Spiders
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Outdoor Recreation
Habitats and Landscapes

Northern Fence Lizard

Northern Fence Lizard

Mar 23 2012

Northern Fence Lizard

Northern Fence Lizard

Northern Fence Lizard

NORTHERN FENCE LIZARD

Their average total length is 5 inches so I had to get very close and be very patient to snap this lizards profile. They are grayish-brown with dark markings across the back and tail. This is a common forest-dwelling species that often lives around country homes and rock gardens. Their choice of split rail fences and stacks of firewood as places to live gave this species its name. They can escape capture by running up a tree.  I hope every one enjoys this weeks wildlife photo, stop by again real soon.