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What Kind Of Lizard Is This? (Western Fence Lizard)

This lizard lives in our backyard garden. Can anyone ID him for me? Thanks for your time and efforts.

Kazzu from Monte Rio, CA

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August 14, 20080 found this helpful

Since the western fence lizard is the most common in California and that is where we live, that is probably what it is. They vary in color. One has a blue belly. One of my sons always caught them and examined them and let them go.


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August 15, 20080 found this helpful

Great answer to my question...checked out on the 'net, and this IS my lizard - - a Western Fence Lizard. Thank you SO much, Har'iet, for your help, and links!!

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August 15, 20080 found this helpful

Sounds like this guy is a good guy to have around! I just read the Wikipedia article and here's an excerpt:

It is thought that the presence of western fence lizards diminishes the danger of transmission of Lyme disease by ticks. The incidence of Lyme disease is lower in areas where the lizards occur, and it has been found that when ticks carrying Lyme disease feed on these lizards (which they commonly do, especially around their ears), the bacteria that cause the disease are killed.

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January 22, 20090 found this helpful

He is a horned garden lizard.

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May 16, 20090 found this helpful

http://www.cali  mmonlizards.html

I also found this site.

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