small snake, no more then 5 inches, seen in spanish valley near Moab, Utah. First I have ever seen and I have lived near there most of my life.
Just off the road between the Blinderman Trail and the Chaparral Trail. Weather was cool, high 60s and one of the park staff said I would be unlikely to see one in those conditions. An hour later, I saw this one less than 30 feet from where we had that conversation.
Light brown lizard with bright yellow neck and belly
Displays head bobbing territorial behavior
Third image is that of what i think is a juvenile or female of the same species: light grey smaller one
On the steps to my house. Pretended to be a rattlesnake when my dog tried to get past it; shook its tail, opened it mouth, and made a hissing sound. I moved it into the brush beside the steps.
Very young painted turtle that just emerged on 22 April 2016 after overwintering in its nest cavity. Turtle was fairly dehydrated and lethargic when found. Retained (and rehydrated) for educational program on 23 April and then released in wetland on 25 April.
The second squished herp I've seen today. I think a hiker or trail runner landed squarely on this one.
It had a serpent like head not a bumpy body the coloration was like a fence lizard and it had orange arms and its tail was like a snakes body