This is an old pic I took in 1998
Skink with bright blue tail, 15-17 cm in length, hiding in thick understory in Oak, buckeye- dominated forest.
Lgartija (Basiliscus vittatus). Fue vista en la zona arqueológica, pero en general distribuída por toda la selva.
Every year, I find one "Coast" Garter Snake in my back yard. Here's this year's specimen.
(Geoprivacy set to private because I know you'll all be banging on my door to see a T. elegans. Yeah.)
Black and white color morph, 1 m+ in length, sunning itself on trail, then retreating to nearby serpentine grassland.
Nauyaca cuatro narices encontrada a la 1:29pm sobre la hojarasca en una vereda cerca del río Lacantúm, Chiapas.
Rough Green Snake
Tarrant Co., Texas
15 May 2013
2 shots, one a close up of scale pattern
Just after the Western Yellow-bellied Racer we found this rattler stretched along the side of the trail, not moving. It must have been sleeping, as it never stuck out its tongue while we photographed it. I prodded it with a stick to see if it was still alive and it slowly woke-up, flicked out its tongue a bit and shuffled off the trail. Hope it was only groggy and not sick.
We were walking along the Mitchell Canyon trail when a fence lizard exploded out of the brush followed quickly by this racer. When it saw us it stopped and headed into a poison oak thicket and we thought we'd lost it.
However, it soon slowly crawled up one of the bushes toward us and just stared for awhile. I'm sorry you didn't get your meal, Western Yellow-bellied Racer!
Squamata, or the scaled reptiles, is the largest recent order of reptiles, including lizards and snakes. Members of the order are distinguished by their skins, which bear horny scales or shields. They also possess movable quadrate bones, making it possible to move the upper jaw relative to the braincase. This is particularly visible in snakes, which are able to open their mouths very wide to accommodate comparatively large prey. They are the most variably-sized order of...