Sunday, September 22, 2013

fence lizard ~ 09/22/13 ~ Garland Ranch

Sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii

We've had the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50 for 9 years now, and we just discovered a new automated macro feature.  Yep.  The more we look for a new camera, the more we like the one we already have.  

Once again, I was surprised to find juvenile fence lizards this time of year.  I don't know why it's still a surprise when I've seen them at Fort Ord in August a couple times before.  When do they hatch and how big are they?

And, yes, for some reason I cannot resist picking up little lizards.


Imperfect and Tense said...

Can't get closer to wildlife than that!

It looks relaxed and calm about the whole thing, as if young lizards look forward to the encounter too. Perhaps they lie in wait, hoping a friendly human will pass by.

And you thought you were in control :o)

Jeannette said...

Do you do name and release? He is a cutie.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

I'm chuffed to have found the macro after all these years, which has already come in handy. I think he's giving me the stink eye. And, no, I did not name it, but I did release it.