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Eastern fence lizard

Sceloporus undulatus


A small, quick-moving lizard common in the eastern United States. They reach up to about 7 inches in length. Males have a large deep-blue patch on the throat and blue on the sides of the belly, while females have lighter blue spots on the throat and sides. They feed on arthropods, snails and slugs.


Woods, fields, urban areas.


These lizards tend to be skittish. I see them on a regular basis, but have managed to get recognizable photos of them only twice now.

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drP 6 years ago

Thanks, Hope. I can barely keep up with watching them, much less catching them! :)

hope.martin 6 years ago

Great photo! I love these! Used to catch them often as a child. Not sure I'm fast enough these days. ;)

drP 6 years ago

Thanks very much, Rob. Looks like it was a good thing that he has a detachable tail so he could make it to breeding season!

drP 6 years ago

Thanks, Mona!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago


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Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.40, Long: -77.70

Spotted on Apr 17, 2013
Submitted on Apr 24, 2013

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