Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Aspidoscelis inornatus heptagrammus
Trans Pecos Striped Whiptail

Val Verde Co., Texas
May 19, 1999

After lunch one day, Steve and Ken took a midday siesta, while Rick and I hiked down the trail to Seminole Canyon, following it down to where it reached the Rio Grande. As we walked along, a number of heptagrammus  skittered to and fro across the trail, in the midst of their endless Bug Patrol. Their blue tails and unbroken side stripes set them apart from the Texas Spotted Whiptails sharing our campground.  Getting close enough for a good photo proved harder - these lizards were much shyer than our camp saurians.






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