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Western fence lizard

Sceloporus occidentalis


Mottled brownish beige lizard ~ five inches long.


Pacific Northwest coniferous forest and scrubland.


Spotted at a Mt. Shasta viewpoint beside California highway 89 about nine miles east of McCloud.

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Allen Hoof
Allen Hoof 9 months ago

Ava T-B: Thanks for the suggestion. I agree, based both on its coloration and the description of its habitat and activity.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 months ago

I think it's a Western Fence Lizard, but here's an excellent reference that another spotter, Tukup, sent me a few months ago.

Allen Hoof
Spotted by
Allen Hoof

California, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2019
Submitted on Sep 3, 2019

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