Lizard seen in Chaco Culture
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|Collared Lizard, Crotaphytus collaris, is a North American lizard that can reach a foot (30 cm) long in length (including the tail), with a large head and powerful jaws. They are well known for the ability to run on their hind legs, looking like small dinosaurs. |
These reptiles are often tamed and kept as pets. When born in captivity, they are quite docile and tolerant of interaction with humans. They are very active and predatory lizards, requiring a large amount of space to run. They prefer high temperatures, up to 105-110°F (40-43°C) at their basking spot and 80°F (26°C) elsewhere in their habitat during the day. Some collared lizards eat small amounts of fruit or vegetables, but most prefer a diet of insects. They will also consume vertebrate prey, including small mammals and other lizards. Like many reptiles, in captivity they must be provided a diet supplemented with extra calcium and a light source with a UVB radiation to reduce the risk of bone disorders.
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I believe it's the first time I see this beautiful reptile here.
Very colourful lizard.
Perfect composition to display this beautifully patterned lizard.
Interesting notes. I would think the difficulty of providing all its needs should put most people off having it as a pet!
nice shot of this beautiful lizard! great composition.
the only minus is that the light is too "hard". It can be fixed in photoshop.