~ Taking in the morning sun: Desert Spiny Lizard ~
~ Push-up dominance display: Desert Spiny Lizard ~
This big male (11 inches overall) Desert Spiny Lizard has been a resident of our back yard for the past three years. He likes to climb up to a sunny place and warm himself in the morning sun.
Spiny Lizards have the ability to change their color so that they are darker when it is cooler. The darker color allows them to absorb more of the sun's rays and warm themselves more quickly.
We appreciate this guy; he makes his living eating spiders and other insects!
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