Seein's how ya'll is some pretty fair critter experts, what kinda lizzard is this?

timctimc Senior MemberPosts: 6,457 Senior Member
Found this when I got my lawnmower out of the shed this afternoon. When I first saw the tail I thought it was a copperhead under my lawnmower but then this thing craweled out. I have lived in Texas over 50 years and never saw a lizzard like this before. The thing is almost 2 feet long with the tail and moves fairly slow. The only thing I can find that looks close to it is an aligator lizzard. The skin is scalely like a snake and the body is long and kinda looks like an aligator. It has no teeth and it has blue eyes.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,407 Senior Member
    Never saw one, but, I tried to look it up and think your right.
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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Put it in a microwave for a few seconds and see if it turns into Godzilla.
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  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,083 Senior Member
    Yup, Northern Alligator Lizard.

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  • dlkdlk Member Posts: 419 Member
    Maybe somebody's pet got away?
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,457 Senior Member
    GunnerK19 wrote: »
    Yup, Northern Alligator Lizard.

    He had a heck of a commute to get to Texas.

    Scared the beejesus out of me when I first saw it in that dark storage shed!
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    I've seen critters just about that ugly in truck stop parking lots- - - - -us drivers called 'em "Lot Lizards"!
    Jerry
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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 6,733 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    I've seen critters just about that ugly in truck stop parking lots- - - - -us drivers called 'em "Lot Lizards"!
    Jerry
    Aren't lot lizards what the drivers call those, umm...ladies of the evening that stroll up to you at night and ask if you want, uh....company for a fee?
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    Yep, you got it! Some of them are so ugly they could make a freight train take a dirt road! Trying to get any sleep at a truck stop in Fresno California was impossible- - - -we called the place "Hooker City"!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,457 Senior Member
    Well I took him back home to the storage shed, he may be ungly but a lizzard that size has gotta eat a lot of bugs so he is welcome in my book!
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  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,277 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    Well I took him back home to the storage shed, he may be ungly but a lizzard that size has gotta eat a lot of bugs so he is welcome in my book!

    Smart man.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    That's sort of the rule at the Southeast Shoot- - - - -unless it's a buzztail or a Copperhead, etc., leave it alone!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,832 Senior Member
    Overkill is underrated.
  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    I think that's called lunch.

    Oops, just the Asian heritage coming back.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,287 Senior Member
    I think that's called lunch.

    Oops, just the Asian heritage coming back.

    ...and how would you prepare the Arrigator Rizard?
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,457 Senior Member
    I hear they taste like dog.
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,570 Senior Member
    I think that's called runch.

    Fixed it for ya.
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  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    ...and how would you prepare the Arrigator Rizard?

    Soak in teriyaki sauce. Stick it on a bamboo skewer. Hibachi. Yum yum!
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 38,841 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    That's sort of the rule at the Southeast Shoot- - - - -unless it's a buzztail or a Copperhead, or fire ants etc., leave it alone!
    Jerry

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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    "That's a big 10-4!"
    Jerry
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  • Mr.FMr.F Member Posts: 89 Member
    If he isn't a chomper he'd sell at a pet shop fast up here .
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,287 Senior Member
    You mean other things can be cooked on a stick?
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