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http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=3009006&a=30055776&p=72357397 And here's a pic of one of the fence ... being able to interact with all these cute little critters.

How wonderful! Thanks for sharing! I'd never seen an alligator lizard before your photo. Cindy

Oh, Alligator lizards are phreaking awesome!
The legless ones are very cool too, but I've only ever seen those at zoos.
Around here, the legless lizards are the "glassy" type ones and I've only seen them maybe a half dozen times in the past 10 years. I NEVER try to keep them tho'. They are harder to feed than earth snakes!
Om.
"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-***." -Jack Nicholson
http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=3009006&a=30055776&p=72357397 And here's a pic of one of the fence ... being able to interact with all these cute little critters.

How wonderful! Thanks for sharing! I'd never seen an alligator lizard before your photo.

Just last night I saw a baby alligator lizard on the driveway. He was only about 3 inches long, mostly tail of course, so I suspect he was newly hatched.
It's amazing to me how much wildlife there is in a suburban neighborhood. You just have to be observant. Besides the fence lizards and alligator lizards, I've seen worm salamanders, blue-tailed skinks, gopher snakes, ring-neck snakes, toads and some tiny frogs that are active at night but only croak during the day. Then of course there's also mammals such as possums, skunks, squirrels, rabbits, rats & mice, coyotes and even some deer down in the nearby canyon.
http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=3009006&a=30055776&p=72357397 And here's a pic of one of the fence ... being able to interact with all these cute little critters.

How wonderful! Thanks for sharing! I'd never seen an alligator lizard before your photo.

They can on rare occasion get quite large. I've seen them as large as a foot long and when they move, they slither. It's easy to mistake them for a snake if you catch them out of the corner of your eye.

Robert J. Salvi, Ambiance Acoustics
http://www.ambianceacoustics.com
San Diego, CA USA
(858) 485-7514
How wonderful! Thanks for sharing! I'd never seen an alligator lizard before your photo.

They can on rare occasion get quite large. I've seen them as large as a foot long and when they move, they slither. It's easy to mistake them for a snake if you catch them out of the corner of your eye.

Last year I was feeding a young alligator lizard on our patio. He had an unbroken tail and was as long as the concrete blocks that make up the patio. That's 16 inches! I bet an adult could get up to two feet long if it reached adulthood without ever breaking its tail. However, every adult I've see so far has lost some portion of its tail. Even though the tail grows back, it grows slowly and doesn't seem to get as long.
They can on rare occasion get quite large. I've seen ... you catch them out of the corner of your eye.

Last year I was feeding a young alligator lizard on our patio. He had an unbroken tail and was as ... portion of its tail. Even though the tail grows back, it grows slowly and doesn't seem to get as long.

16"??? Jeez! That's a dinosaur! Don't get your fingers too close. :-)
Robert J. Salvi, Ambiance Acoustics
http://www.ambianceacoustics.com
San Diego, CA USA
(858) 485-7514
Last year I was feeding a young alligator lizard on ... it grows slowly and doesn't seem to get as long.

16"??? Jeez! That's a dinosaur! Don't get your fingers too close. :-)

Nah...
THIS is a dinosaur:


-)
They are even omnivorous......

K.
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16"??? Jeez! That's a dinosaur! Don't get your fingers too close. :-)

Nah... THIS is a dinosaur: :-) They are even omnivorous..

lol! You know, with all the continuing paleontological revelations, I can't even look at a bird anymore without thinking Velociraptor. Of course, what would absolutely devastate me, would be a discovery that T. Rex was actually a feathered creature. Ack! :-)

Robert J. Salvi, Ambiance Acoustics
http://www.ambianceacoustics.com
San Diego, CA USA
(858) 485-7514
Nah... THIS is a dinosaur: :-) They are even omnivorous......

lol! You know, with all the continuing paleontological revelations, I can't even look at a bird anymore without thinking Velociraptor. Of course, what would absolutely devastate me, would be a discovery that T. Rex was actually a feathered creature. Ack! :-)

You never know...... ;-D
With their three toe'd feet, the skeleton of an emu or ostrich looks very much like the skeletons of dinosaurs!
The "beak" is also soft skinned with just a frame of bone. It's not really a beak at all when compared to modern birds. I really feel that Ratites are more of a reptile even tho' they have structural similarities. Sort of a "missing link" if you will!
K.
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"I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell‹you see, I have friends in both places." Mark Twain
lol! You know, with all the continuing paleontological revelations, I can't even look at a bird anymore without thinking Velociraptor. Of course, what would absolutely devastate me, would be a discovery that T. Rex was actually a feathered creature. Ack! :-)

Sorry to dissapoint you, but they've found a feathered tyrannosaurid in the Liaoning deposits of China (where all the other feathered dino fossils are coming from). It is not T. rex, but closely enough related that it is highly probably that all tyrannosaurids had feathers for at least part of their life.
Luke
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