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New age water dog! #14188826 11/12/21 07:58 PM
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Found this guy in front of my house. Buzzards had gotten his tail. You guys ever seen a Texas Alligator Lizard?

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Re: New age water dog! [Re: fivebites] #14188927 11/12/21 09:45 PM
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That's one cool looking lizard...too bad the buzzards got him

Re: New age water dog! [Re: fivebites] #14188990 11/12/21 10:47 PM
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Put him on a C-rig and lets try him at the Bell!



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Wow! That is the 1st time I have ever seen or heard about a Texas Alligator Lizard!


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Re: New age water dog! [Re: fivebites] #14189259 11/13/21 11:40 AM
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Was he imported from Asia???... Seems they have a lot of critters they send our way to wreak havoc on our natural resources... Dan who_knows


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Re: New age water dog! [Re: fivebites] #14189409 11/13/21 03:04 PM
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I had to look it up. Evidently this one was a BABY! They get 2 feet long with their tail! We have a lot of nasty critters down here. Scorpions, tarantulas the size of your hand, 8"-10" nasty centipedes black with red head and a yellow tail ( I hate those guys!), rattle snakes, coral snakes, copperheads, water moccasins...and now a dang 2 foot long alligator lizard! LOL. What next???


"The Texas alligator lizard is a medium-sized lizard, attaining a maximum total length (including tail) of around 24 to 25 in (61 to 64 cm). It is the largest lizard species in Texas, and one of the largest alligator lizards in the world. Often found on rocky hillsides, where it hides among the stones or in limestone crevices."


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Originally Posted by fivebites
I had to look it up. Evidently this one was a BABY! They get 2 feet long with their tail! We have a lot of nasty critters down here. Scorpions, tarantulas the size of your hand, 8"-10" nasty centipedes black with red head and a yellow tail ( I hate those guys!), rattle snakes, coral snakes, copperheads, water moccasins...and now a dang 2 foot long alligator lizard! LOL. What next???


"The Texas alligator lizard is a medium-sized lizard, attaining a maximum total length (including tail) of around 24 to 25 in (61 to 64 cm). It is the largest lizard species in Texas, and one of the largest alligator lizards in the world. Often found on rocky hillsides, where it hides among the stones or in limestone crevices."



Dude, you live in Austin, TX. Ain't suppose to be all them critters hanging out in your hood. frkazoid


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Originally Posted by fivebites
I had to look it up. Evidently this one was a BABY! They get 2 feet long with their tail! We have a lot of nasty critters down here. Scorpions, tarantulas the size of your hand, 8"-10" nasty centipedes black with red head and a yellow tail ( I hate those guys!), rattle snakes, coral snakes, copperheads, water moccasins...and now a dang 2 foot long alligator lizard! LOL. What next???


I have had every single one of these critters and many more show up at my doorstep or in my house over the last 8 years in Austin. Just yesterday a lizard that looked very much like this one jumped onto my thigh from my truck door while I was driving down a winding country road and had me swerving like a drunk at first trying to get him off of me because I did not know what was crawling on me . Ended up knocking it into the door storage and pulled over to get him out, but he jumped back into the truck from the open door and hid up under the dash. Later it ended up on the passenger door sill just waiting for me to open the window and let it out. Nothing like living in the ATX Zoo (people and critters)!!!

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I had to look it up. Evidently this one was a BABY! They get 2 feet long with their tail! We have a lot of nasty critters down here. Scorpions, tarantulas the size of your hand, 8"-10" nasty centipedes black with red head and a yellow tail ( I hate those guys!), rattle snakes, coral snakes, copperheads, water moccasins...and now a dang 2 foot long alligator lizard! LOL. What next???


I have had every single one of these critters and many more show up at my doorstep or in my house over the last 8 years in Austin. Just yesterday a lizard that looked very much like this one jumped onto my thigh from my truck door while I was driving down a winding country road and had me swerving like a drunk at first trying to get him off of me because I did not know what was crawling on me . Ended up knocking it into the door storage and pulled over to get him out, but he jumped back into the truck from the open door and hid up under the dash. Later it ended up on the passenger door sill just waiting for me to open the window and let it out. Nothing like living in the ATX Zoo (people and critters)!!!


That sounds like something that would happen to me!
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I have had every single one of these critters and many more show up at my doorstep or in my house over the last 8 years in Austin. Just yesterday a lizard that looked very much like this one jumped onto my thigh from my truck door while I was driving down a winding country road and had me swerving like a drunk at first trying to get him off of me because I did not know what was crawling on me . Ended up knocking it into the door storage and pulled over to get him out, but he jumped back into the truck from the open door and hid up under the dash. Later it ended up on the passenger door sill just waiting for me to open the window and let it out. Nothing like living in the ATX Zoo (people and critters)!!!
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Markson, I would have spit in my britches!


I hate those dang centipedes worse than any of em. They are mean and dang hard to kill! And we have those dang tarantula hawk wasps that are dang near 3" long. I saw one dragging a tarantula across the rocks in back of my house about 20 yards a couple of months ago!


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For our ATX nightmares smile BTW I did save the Tarantula cause I think they are cool and do not deserve to die being eaten alive from the inside by Wasp babies and I let the Rattlesnake halfway enjoy his last meal

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Had them out in Dripping Springs area also.


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Is that rattlesnake eating a cat?


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Is that rattlesnake eating a cat?


No - it is eating a Rock Squirrel

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