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Northern Alligator Lizard

Elgaria coerulea


She was about 3 1/2 inches, with her full, original tail. She was a very light brown, with dark brown specks threw out her body.


I found her on top a pile of red dirt, burnt wood, dry grass, and lots of fist sized rocks. She then went into a small hole to the side, were i waited. The pile was off the to the side of an old logging road, in the middle of a clear cut. The hill was facing south.


I lived in the house right next to Almasie creek. So i cam back to her den a couple days later and found babies there with her.

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2 Comments 5 years ago

Thank you Christy Chow, i had this picture for a long time, and last night decided i wanted to post it. They are very awesome, i achsually had some as pets, they remind me of dinosaurs how they eat. So aggressive, and yes i will add them to "Reptiles of the pacific Northwest". Thanks again.

Christy Chow
Christy Chow 5 years ago

Wonderful spotting! Please consider adding it to the mission "Reptiles of the Pacific Northwest." Love these little creatures!
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Oregon, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2013
Submitted on Jul 22, 2014

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