HL on my AZ property, so happy.

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HL on my AZ property, so happy.

Post by DesertZone » September 6th, 2014, 4:50 pm

Found this little guy on my property in Chochise county. My neighbors always call me when they find HL on their property, but this was the first one I have seen on mine. :D And yes he is still there, I hope. :lol:
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Post by Southwest wanderer » September 7th, 2014, 12:18 pm

Awesome find! I know how it feels to find Phrynosoma on the property. Looks like a little guy.

J9

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Post by chris_mcmartin » September 7th, 2014, 1:28 pm

Nice color, too! As with most horned lizard species, modestum are highly variable in color and this one (combined with the skin texture) reminds me of the sandstone "rose rocks" sometimes seen in rock shops.

https://www.google.com/search?q=rose+ro ... 66&bih=622

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Post by DesertZone » September 7th, 2014, 3:17 pm

Thanks you guys.
I think he was full grown, which was strange because I did not see to many adult lizards while I was down there. I also noticed that this AZ field guide (http://www.reptilesofaz.org/Lizards-Sub ... estum.html ) doesn't show them found that far east. My place is just south of Old Pearce AZ. I hope people don't mind me saying where. It's mostly private lands out that way.
Nice to find a HL down there that I did not run over, the last I ran over by the Chiricahua's by some farm ground. :x

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Post by chris_mcmartin » September 7th, 2014, 5:37 pm

Might be worth publishing a distribution note, then.

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Post by DesertZone » September 7th, 2014, 8:05 pm

chris_mcmartin wrote:Might be worth publishing a distribution note, then.
Yes, I have a few I need to log in.

Hey, that does look like a desert rose. :lol:

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Post by monklet » September 12th, 2014, 10:13 am

DesertZone wrote:I also noticed that this AZ field guide (http://www.reptilesofaz.org/Lizards-Sub ... estum.html ) doesn't show them found that far east. My place is just south of Old Pearce AZ.
Just to clarify, you did mean "that far west" right?

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Post by DesertZone » September 12th, 2014, 8:52 pm

monklet wrote:
DesertZone wrote:I also noticed that this AZ field guide (http://www.reptilesofaz.org/Lizards-Sub ... estum.html ) doesn't show them found that far east. My place is just south of Old Pearce AZ.
Just to clarify, you did mean "that far west" right?
Thanks, yes I meant to say that far west. ;)

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Post by ratsnakehaven » September 18th, 2014, 9:44 pm

Nice find. Cool lizards... ;)

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Post by DesertZone » September 28th, 2014, 3:22 pm

ratsnakehaven wrote:Nice find. Cool lizards... ;)
Thanks. :)

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