Drama on the Guadalupe River

Drama on the Guadalupe River

Friday, May 7, 2010

Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus)

Cruising along a lonely rural backroad this morning I noticed a small blur zipping across the road. Closer investigation....well well...its a Texas Spiny lizard!

Native to Texas and Northern Mexico, Spiny lizards live off the ground preferring trees, fence posts or log piles. They have excellent climbing skills, utilizing their sharp hooked claws to dig into the tree's bark. Diet consists entirely of insects. The females lay eggs, males are territorial and they are fairly common here in the Texas Hill Country.

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