Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lizard

I have to say something about the lizard in the previous post.  My kids and I keep seeing this type of lizard everywhere this summer.  We notice them immediately, because they have bright purplish blue tails.  After I took the picture, I noticed that it has a rainbow of colors down its back.  Has anyone else in Atlanta seen these?  Have they always been here or am I just now noticing them?

4 comments:

Debra said...

It's a blue-tailed skink! Love 'em - they're so colorful and fascinating to watch.

Debra said...

Correction: it's a juvenile five-lined skink (a/k/a, blue-tailed skink). :)

Meredith Howard said...

Debra - Thank you for the identification. Impressive knowledge.

Katie said...

we have them in our yard too.