17 May 2011

Fence Lizard Rescue



Saved this perfectly charming little fence lizard, Sceloporus undulatus, from near death in a bucket filled with old water from the rain last week. It was floating in there with its nose held above water. I wonder for how long?

For a bit, he thought I was a tree branch, wrapping its legs around me tight. Maybe so, maybe so.

3 comments:

LindaCTG said...

That is so wonderful! I love it when I can rescue a lizard or a toad. They are so grateful and so not afraid of us. And yes, this is identical to the lizard that was about to drown in our bucket.

Lee said...

Strangely, the lizards seem to be having a boom in population this year, despite the fact that we're in drought and I would suspect that there are less critters for them to eat. Of course, it would take a real ecological study to figure that out. Anyway, we've got a big population of Texas Spotted Whiptails - breeding and burrowing - and then the Fence lizards and Anolis. Glad you were able to rescue one too!

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

I love that you rescued this little dude.