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We believe the lizards were "courting", so they were easy to catch together long enough to take several photographs before we set them free to go on their "merry way." They had lovely sleek bodies which almost looked like scales, but were not scales at all. Pretty and shiny, and most definitely red-heads.
None of us had ever seen this type of lizard before. They are very interesting.
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I JUST SAW ONE IN MY YARD IN MAYS LANDING NEW JERSEY.NEVER SAW ONE THIS FAR NORTH BERFORE.
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Are redheaded lizards poisonous?
From Yahoo: There are only 2 species of lizards that actually have venom. The Gila Monster and its very close relative the Mexican Beaded Lizard. Some people think Komodo Dragons are venomous but they just develop so much bacteria in their mouths that whatever they bite will eventually die from infection.
None of these have a red head.
I believe that is a broad-headed skink or broadhead skink and no, they are not.
Redheaded Lizards (Broad Headed Skinks) are not poisonous but cats usually love to catch lizards and these will sometimes make them a little sick but not for very long - cats recover quickly.
I live in Florida and see these along with several other types of lizards many times a day and have never had a problem with any of them.
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