Bright critter!

17 05 2020

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Continuing the theme of interesting critters (besides the mustangs!) in Spring Creek Basin …! This guy or gal isn’t my first sighting of a collared lizard this season (it’s my second in just the past couple of days), but it’s the first one that was bold and willing to pose (momentarily).

It’s a total miniature dinosaur! Look at that face!

Do you think the dinos were so wonderfully, brightly colored? I’ve never really understood the environmental benefit to being SO bright in our drab desert land. Ma Nature made ’em very fast, so at least they’re likely challenging for aerial predators.


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17 05 2020
Puller9

Another spectacular creation! Looks like a Allebrije!

17 05 2020
TJ

Now that is something I’ll have to look up!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alebrije

Cool!

17 05 2020
Pat

I love the color and you are so right about having no camo in the sand and rock and dry grasses! Beautiful!

17 05 2020
TJ

Right? I don’t understand the turquoise … but I lovelovelove it! 🙂

17 05 2020
Carol

Beautiful! ❤

17 05 2020
TJ

I was thinking of you, Carol, when I saw it! 🙂

18 05 2020
Carol

Aww! Thank you! ❤

17 05 2020
Karen Schmiede

What a cute little critter!

17 05 2020
TJ

I love these lizards!

17 05 2020
Sue Story

Collared Lizards and their bright metallic colors just have to be showing off…don’t they?! 😊 Maybe all those bright and brassy colors scare predators away; it doesn’t look ” natural.” But whatever the explanation, they are the best-dressed creatures in the desert!

17 05 2020
Lynn and Kathy

We absolutely love seeing photos of your other friends in the Basin! Never apologize for sharing that beautiful world of yours with all of us out here. We love what you see and really appreciate you sharing it all with us! Pilamaya,

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