Lizard Getting Tail

I saw an unusually high amount of lizards on my hike along the Mt. Wilson Trail on Wednesday. In some spots I felt like I needed to pay attention to not inadvertently step on one of them.  I was able to photograph a lizard behavior I’ve rarely seen before–one lizard biting the tail of another.

I was just walking along and all of a sudden two lizards appeared right in the middle of the trail and then stopped.  So did I.  This break in the action lasted long enough for me to pull my camera out and take a photo.  Then, the lizards apparently forgot about me and continued their interaction.

This lasted long enough for me to take another photo

And then there were three

I just missed getting a shot of the three of them entangled.  However, here they are getting ready to go their separate ways.

Later on, I also saw this “couple”

Among the numerous others I saw, this one in particular appeared to want to have his picture taken

This one too.

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