Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Hello George

This morning, while walking from one end of the property to the other, I saw George the Lizard perched on the fence. For a change, George (our name for the Sagebrush Lizards who live on and around Fernley House) didn't skitter away, but hung around long enough for me to get the camera.

Here's how I first spotted George, looking over the top of the fence.

He then skittered up to the top of the fence. (And he is a "he" based on the blue throat patch, if the articles I found online are correct about such things.)

He then even was kind enough to turn around and give me a shot from the other side before tiring of my antics and going away.

Click through any of the photos to get to the photoset with more lizard pictures. I was lucky the zoom worked so well on the camera and that the light was bright enough that I could get fast shutter speeds with high zoom, or else none of these photos would have turned out. I was several meters away from George when I took these photos, lizards being rather sensitive to having big lumbering humans around.

We do very much like having these lizards around, because they eat spiders and other bugs. I fear the many feral cats in the neighborhood — someone is feeding them — prey upon these lizards, which is a pity given that cats won't eat the bugs.
Tags: "fernley house", wildlife

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