A collared lizard at Mt Baldy

Collared Lizard
Collared Lizard Crotaphytus collaris
The lizards of the genus Crotaphytus exhibit a combination of color patterns in tandem with the trademark double collar which make collared lizards some of North America's most exotic looking reptiles.
Lizard with an Attitude

Collared lizards are aggressive feeders, attacking and devouring other lizard species like a mini T-Rex. In fact, some seem to prefer small lizards to insects.  They are fast runners, they may even run on just their hind two legs, with their body held at a 45 degree angle. Pugnacious in many ways, collared lizards stake out and defend their territory against each other.

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