Lizard Mugshots

I’ve spent an hour today just going through lizard mugshots. Saw the bugger again while going out to the mailbox. As many of you know, I’ve named him “Pretty Ugly,” assuming he’s the reincarnation of our beloved if snarly former stray.

Anyway, below find some photos he looks like and some he doesn’t. I still can’t nail down his species.

Today he was gulping down earthworms, snapping at damselflies, and just generally being a pig.

Jeff

THAT PRETTY UGLY–HE DON’T LOOK LIKE THIS:

THAT PRETTY UGLY–HE DO LOOK LIKE THIS (only bigger):

Them squids and meerkats and fungi is gonna rue the day I discovered leeezards.

Jeff

Comments

  1. says

    That first one looks like a Blue-Tongue lizard. Not the prettiest, smartest or fastest lizard out there. Tends to get plagued by school kids and dogs a lot.

  2. Kathy says

    If you’re in Florida, I owuld assume either Eastern Fence Lizard or Florida Scrub lizard (both from genus Sceloporus). Could be an introduced species, or anolis (those have very sharp muzzles.)

  3. Jeff VanderMeer says

    Yep–Tallahassee. It’s not like I’ve really seen a lot of lizards around here, but this one is bigger than anything I’ve ever seen. I need to get a better look at its markings. It’s a bit like the ones above and yet not. I’m pretty sure now that it’s not a skink at all. The head doesn’t have that look and it’s not as streamlined.

    Kathy–I’ll look up those two and see if it’s close.

    Jeff

  4. Jeff VanderMeer says

    Looking at some more photos–he could be some kind of big-ass fence lizard. He’s definitely not a Florida Scrub lizard.

    Jeff

  5. Jeff VanderMeer says

    Now they just work off of BRAAAAAIN ELECTRODES, so they can surf through their BRAAAAAIN NODULES…