Not expecting to find anything cool I was turning over some small chunks of cement. I saved the biggest one for last and found this guy. He was pretty docile and didn't try to bite me like they usually do.
Found 5 today. But I only caught 2 and were able to get photographs of them. This was the first one I found. Instead of biting he pooped on me. . . then bit me.
The second lizard I found. I think I have to put a ban on catching these guys for me because I catch them just too many times.
While waiting for my friends to meet e to go fishing I decided to go do a little herping. This was the first guy I caught.
One of the alligator lizards laid eggs in the tank a week ago and we had to clean it so I decided to take them home otherwise they would have been thrown away.
This is just a guess based on comparing what I saw to the pictures in the Conant/Collins book. I did not get to see the full length of tail.
Abundant everywhere we went today. Might there have been a hatch recently? A lot of them were super small.
I found this guy under the first rock I flipped. It was a different one from last week because it was smaller and had a longer tail. A man said they are everywhere in the field which gave me hope and he also said there are alligator lizards. This gave me hope of finding one. I'm going back to the field tomorrow. I wonder what I'll find.
A whole bunch of these guys were found running in, out, around, and under a pile of bricks.
The zookeeper said there was one huge painted turtle in the pond. I guess this one was it based on its patterns and the lack of red on its ears.
Foto tomada en Copalita en un arbusto al lado de un pequeño restaurante y la autopista. Estaba a unos 30 cm de largo.
Photo taken in Copalita in a bush next to a small restaurant and the highway. It was about 30 cm long.