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George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Friendly Lizard on the AT on 05/31/2009 20:54:42 MDT Print View

During a rest break near McAfee Knob on the AT, a friendly lizard came over and talked to me for a while.


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Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Friendly Lizard on the AT on 06/01/2009 00:53:14 MDT Print View

Hi George

He wasn't talking, he was scrounging!
You weren't eating a boiled egg at the time by any chance?

Cheers

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Locale: www.jolly-green-giant.blogspot.com
Re: Friendly Lizard on the AT on 06/01/2009 04:40:43 MDT Print View

How big was that lizard and do you have any idea what it is? I've seen several of those in my yard, but they were no longer than my pinky. I've tried to research what it is but I haven't been able to find anything about it.

Peter Atkinson
(sewing_machine) - MLife

Locale: Yorkshire, England
Is it a ... on 06/01/2009 07:41:52 MDT Print View

... western fence lizard?

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Re: Friendly Lizard on the AT on 06/01/2009 20:36:08 MDT Print View

Roger: No boiled egg. Honey sesame sticks, walnuts, raisins.

Was a large, sloping rock surface I was sitting on. A small wood platform was below me. I watched a lizard crawl halfway across the wood platform, stop, and then do what looked like push ups (lifting itself with its front legs). I slowly walked around behind it. It crawled quickly across and towards another lizard. Not sure what lizard stayed afterwards.

JGG: Not pinkie sized - head to tail would be longer than a hand.

PA: I looked up fence lizard. This one seemed to look like its scales were smooth, not jagged.

Don't know if the two lizards were mating or two different ones fighting. Only one of the two stayed near by looking like it was talking.

See pictures posted next...