And The Great Backyard Lizard Count Continues…

… in the front yard. Specifically with alligator lizard No. 2 found sunning itself Saturday afternoon on the sidewalk in front of the garage door — magnificent even with just the replacement stub of the lost tail it had been born with (click for the bigger picture):

It seemed pretty at ease and habituated, even flicking out its tongue at my hand a couple times, rather than just running away. Though it was probably fine where it was, I didn’t want to risk it getting troubled by passersby so I  caught it up and moved it under the giant  bougainvillea whose trimmings I had been in the process of sweeping up.

Lizard No. 1 was found last month in the kitchen. The Natural History Museum’s official count doesn’t begin until some time in May.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."