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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Backyard Breakfast Buddies - Reptile Style!

A rescued California desert tortoise  (Gopherus agassizii) gives a little buddy a ride to breakfast.

This 2 1/2 inch long baby western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) also known as a blue-belly) is only a few weeks old, scratching out a living during Southern California's summer drought.


The the tiny western fence lizard jumped from the
white stone to the tortioses' shell.
 Maybe the lizard mistook the tortoise for another rock?

Rideshare! It's one way to save energy!

Did you know that desert tortoises have pink tongues?

 and wide nostrils to sniff out food!

 Want to know more?

This Morning in a Habitat Yard (CA desert tortoise)
Watching Lizards in Southern California (western fence lizard & southern alligator lizard)

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