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I believe this is a whiptail. Perhaps a western whiptail, based on pictures and descriptions that I was able to find on the internet, but I really am not sure. Spotted in Grand Junction, CO near the Colorado National Monument at about 3pm. The temperature was 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It was very active. It caught and ate several small insects while I was taking pictures.

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MitchRay 11 years ago

It appears to be the Painted Desert Whiptail, Cnemidophorus tigris septentrionalis, a subspecies of Western Whiptail.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

I think its a kind of Skink

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Grand Junction, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jul 3, 2011
Submitted on Jul 4, 2011

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