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Old 09-05-2010, 04:31 AM   #1
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Caught this guy near my apartment earlier this week. It's an alligator lizard. Seems like it's about half a year old and it should grow to anywhere from 14" to 18".




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Very cool, I just found a spider that lives outside my apartment thats about an inch in diameter. I've fondled with the idea of capturing it and possibly training it to slay my enemies.
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I used to get so excited when I found those when I was a kid. I miss CA.
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reminds me of geckos in Florida...lizards are the ****!
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i think thats a plate lizard. i had one about a foot long. cool animals
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i think thats a plate lizard. i had one about a foot long. cool animals
I'm almost certain thats a skink. Not sure exactly which kind, but thats my guess.
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is his tougue purple or blue. that would confirm the skink thing. you are prolly right though
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Looks too slender to be a skink in my opinion. Hope it works out well for you and the lizard. Sometimes wild lizards don't do well when captured and cared for.
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:33 PM   #9
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Nah, it's an alligator lizard. Confirmed it with a lizard expert at Petco It's doing fine so far - still getting used to being held but it's not as paranoid as it was for first few days. My cat just discovered it yesterday and tried to grab it but I stopped her right in time
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Just the other day I caught a similar looking salamander (I assumed) with a blue tail. Then I let the little guy go.
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in for uh, part out?
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:23 PM   #12
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in for uh, part out?
Group buy on tails? 2-6 weeks production time for each...
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Huh. When I was a kid back in Florida, we used to gather those little ******* up from the playground during recess and then stick 'em in the girls desks before they got back to class.

Never occurred to me to keep one as a pet.

You're weird.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:13 PM   #14
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Huh. When I was a kid back in Florida, we used to gather those little ******* up from the playground during recess and then stick 'em in the girls desks before they got back to class.

Never occurred to me to keep one as a pet.

You're weird.
Yeah, but you have cooties because you touched a girl's desk.
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I've caught a few 5-lined skinks at work lately. Swift little *******. That is def. not a skink...though it's close in looks.

Catch a broad-headed skink, an adult male, and let it bite you... lol...that's a strong ************...

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That's cool.

I have one of these, among many other things...
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I've caught a few 5-lined skinks at work lately. Swift little *******. That is def. not a skink...though it's close in looks.

Catch a broad-headed skink, an adult male, and let it bite you... lol...that's a strong ************...

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Who does your nails?
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Picture off Google images? Ever occur to you? lol
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Picture off Google images? Ever occur to you? lol
Sorry, I just had to make that comment when I saw the picture
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I would love to have a blue tongued skink...
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