Northwestern Fence Lizards – who knew how beautiful they are?

Jason McKinney found this fellow in his tool bucket. I sent Jason's photo to Gary Nafis. Gary has a fabulous website called California Herps, a guide to California amphibians and reptiles - http://www.californiaherps.com/index.html  Gary identified Jason's lizard as a male Northwestern Fence Lizard. Females do not have this much color.

Male Northwestern Fence Lizard by Jason McKinney

Fence Lizards eat spiders and insects. Thanks to Jason for allowing me to share his photo with you here.

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