Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Corralitas Drive: Alligator Lizard Escapes Fred

Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 4, 2013.  I happened to have a camera in hand when a 5" long, but very skinny Alligator Lizard slithered quickly away from Fred the Cat.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

I'd seen Fred sneak home from a neighbor's yard with the lizard in his mouth.  Since he likes to bring lizards indoors to play with later,  I followed him to the front door.  The lizard startled me as it shot across my path, freezing the moment it got to the iceplant.  After shooting a few frames, I looked behind to see Fred, happily playing with the detached tail, still squirming.  He didn't seem to care his prey was escaping.  He had the fun part.