Thursday, November 11, 2010

Technicolored Wildlife!

Lizards in the Mohave desert (aka: where I’m from) are brown... a dull brown with horny spikes. But in Sudan, lizards are a fun kind of different. Technicolored different. In fact, they come in stripped blue with patches of yellow!

If you ask a herpetoligist (aka: lizard-geek) you’ll learn this lovely animal is called a Nucras Caesicaudata, better known as the Blue-tailed Sandveld. It is easily identifiable by its blue tail and hails from the land of sand and sun -- like Sudan.

I just call him beautiful! I'd love to have one as a pet... but I think the cats keep eating them. It's hard to say... They are pretty hard to catch! ha ha...