As my husband and I have our evening cocktails, we observe one of the local natives: A western fence lizard. I decided that I would share photos I took the other night of this foothills critter. Please do click on the photos so that you can really see the detail on this amazing creature.
Meet the western fence lizard
Did you see the blue stripe on his underbelly? This lizard hides in the night blooming jasmine in our front yard. We were please to see him out and about. Here is a photo of this little guy looking right at me. I think it was the sound of the camera as I snapped photos that attracted his attention.
He is looking at me
Here is a photo where he is watching possible prey.
He spies prey
His prey: A honeybee.
Predator and prey
He gives up on this bee and heads over to the hose.
Hiding on the hose
While in this spot, he catches a wasp. I missed it, but I did get photos of him consuming his meal.
He caught a wasp
As his mouth is clamped down on the wasp, we watch the back end of the wasp wiggling. He quickly swallows and clamps down again.
It’s almost gone
It now gone. He is smiling!
What surprised us next was when he burped! If you look closely at this photo, you will see the hind legs of the wasp sticking out.
Burping after lunch
Satisfied after eating, he scratches an itchy spot by rubbing his head on the cement.
Taking care of an itchy spot
Well, there you have it. This is part of our early evening entertainment. We are very fortunate with what we get to see and experience here.
May you have a wonderful Wednesday, and thank you for stopping by. Be well… ^..^
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