Sonoran Collared Lizard

While on early morning hike in the Pinal County area I stumbled across this beauty, the Sonoran Collard lizard! The Sonoran Collared lizard is an inhabitant of Sonoran Desert mountain ranges, including mountain-top semi-desert grasslands. These lizards prefer spending most of their time on and around rocky areas. These areas provide shelter from the sun and predators. Not only do they eat insects such as grasshoppers and crickets, but they also eat other lizards, including their own. An interesting fact about collared lizards is that they are one of the fastest lizards there is, and are able to run on their hind legs! Yes, you read that correctly. Here’s a link to a short video showcasing their amazing talent.

Published by joramiles

There's not much more precious in this world than nature.

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