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Lizard Shots

Updated on April 13, 2013

Lizards and Their Strange Positions

Lizards are reptiles that can get themselves in some strange positions. At least, I think they can. These lizard shots (no, this is not a drink recipe!) show you just how strange these critters are.

I grew up in the Midwest where lizards were not abundant. At least I never saw them. Sure, we had snakes and frogs and toads and lots of other wild critters like rabbits and squirrels, but lizards? Nope.

But I moved to the desert a few years ago because my children did, and since they have some cute kiddos, I had to follow them. This has been my first exposure to lizards on an up-close-and-personal basis.

I caught this weird little guy flexing and showing off his guns. I hadn't seen many lizards that live around my place do these push-up-like exercises before so was thrilled when this one held the pose long enough for me to capture him! This maneuver is one of the strangest things I've ever seen.

All lizard photos on this page by Peggy Hazelwood.

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Living on the edge -- lizard shots exposed.
Living on the edge -- lizard shots exposed.

I'm Not a Big Fan of Lizards

Are you?

Like I mentioned, I had never really been around lizards much before moving to Arizona a few years ago. Sure, I'd seen a few at various zoos and while visiting my daughter here, but not until I moved here did I have the "pleasure" of having one (or two) come on in and sit a spell.

On the wall. In my house.

I'm not a fan of pests in my house. Bugs I can handle. Rodents and anything with legs, no thank you. So, I had to do some pest removal when I had a couple of lizards enter my home, uninvited.

Maybe if they would have flexed and done a Jack LaLanne routine like the guy up there did, I would have let them stay. But they didn't. So, I didn't.

Tiny Lizard on the Wall

Tiny Lizard on the Wall
Tiny Lizard on the Wall

Do you like lizards?

Do you like lizards?

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Lizard Shots -- Looking Down

Lizard Shots -- Looking Down
Lizard Shots -- Looking Down

Canon PowerShot Camera - For photographing lizards and more

I used a Canon PowerShot SD890 IS to photograph all of the lizards on this page. It's a great digital camera!

Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Silver)
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Silver)

I used a Canon PowerShot SD890 IS to photograph all of the lizards on this page. It's a great digital camera!


Lizard Dog Toy - Perfect! This one could stay!

Head Thrust

Head Thrust
Head Thrust

If you had a lizard come in the house univited, - would you let him stay?

If you had a lizard come in the house univited,

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How long is that tail on the lizard?

How long is that tail on the lizard?
How long is that tail on the lizard?

Reptile - Read all about it

Big Lizard

Big Lizard
Big Lizard

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      bossypants 5 years ago

      Great lizard shots! (And, I do think you should talk to GottaLoveIt about creating a lizard dessert shooter to go with this lens!)

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      I do love them! For someone who doesn't you made a nice lens about them I must say! The most contact I've had with them, besides in zoos, are not with lizards exactly but geckos, when we lived in Hawaii they always came in the house and I loved seeing them crawling across walls, ceilings and beams. Especially since there are plenty of less welcomed little things that they loved to eat!!!

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      EbooksFreeWeekl1 5 years ago

      Nice lens. I knew someone who was gravely scared of lizards. It was some kind of phobia, but kind of funny.

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      Stephen Bush 5 years ago from Ohio

      SquidAngel Blessings. No lizards in Ohio (I am happy to say).

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Love the Lens! I once had a chameleon named Super Sam; he lived for over 2 1/2 years, one day Super Sam went missing for 2 weeks until I found him perfectly blended into a picture frame alive and well.

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      EMangl 5 years ago

      rarely i see one on real, so i need the zoo to watch them

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      efcruzarts 5 years ago

      great lens for knowing about reptiles.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Your other lens are also awesome.

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      I understand their value in eating pests in hot areas, but I'm glad we don't have them where I live. The first I heard of lizards coming indoors was my mom's tale about taking her 82 year old mom to Hawaii, and not telling her there were lizards in the rooms.

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      RoadMonkey 5 years ago

      no snakes in Ireland but we do have lizards. have seen some occasionally.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      I don't mind lizard stay in my house, the only thing I dislike them is they like to sh*t everywhere and I have to clean it everyday.

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      MrMojo01 5 years ago

      Nice article. When I moved to Vegas seeing lizards on the wall in my backyard was far different than what I was used to in Michigan.

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      bigjoe2121 5 years ago

      No lizards here :( but when we lived in Hawaii they were everywhere. My son's first word was gecko.

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      Yvonne L. B. 5 years ago from Covington, LA

      Lots of lizards in south Louisiana where I live. They are an important part of the food chain. I enjoy photographing them, too.

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      Rosetta Slone 5 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      My garden is overrun with lizards; big ones, small ones, red ones, blue ones...They're all really cute and as a bonus they help catch mosquitoes!

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      Great pictures! Your lens reminds me of catching lizards as a child in Florida. I only liked the smaller ones though. For some reason the bigger ones always scared me and weren't so cute.

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      Monica Ranstrom 5 years ago

      The day I moved into my apt the front door got left open for quite a while. When I went back in, there was a gecko in my living room. Thankfully he wanted to get out as much as I wanted him out! But he was a cutie! Fun lens!

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      DIY Mary 5 years ago

      I love your lizard photos, especially of the ones climbing a wall. They are very interesting creatures.

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      Liz Mackay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love these little creatures. Lovely lens. Blessed.

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      barun1990 5 years ago

      Lovely Photos but i not like lizard....

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      Laychee 5 years ago

      I like lizards. Every summer I observe them and I'm usually too late to take a photo of them. When I was in Hawaii I learned they have these Geko lizards who are good and can live inside as well :)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      We don't have lizards where we live but when we went to Hawaii we had one in our condo. It didn't bother me and when we watched T.V. it was quite entertaining to see it on the screen. Cute little things! Angel blessings for trying to get along with it! For the lens too, of course!

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      Very interesting lens. I like lizards but not when they run into my house. Thanks for sharing. Great pics too

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      JenaleeMortensen 5 years ago

      I said no to letting a lizard stay in my house, but I did let one of my daughters keep a horny toad in the house for a short time. I had to convince her that it would be much better for the horny toad to be out in the desert than inside a house with two cats before she was finally willing to let him go.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I grew up in the north country where lizards are few and far between though we did see a rare salamander and were always fascinated by them. I looks like you've move to the land of lizards and I think I hear a growing fondness for them in your voice...even lizard jewelry, what fun!

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      manutara69 5 years ago

      I think lizards are great. Keeps the bug population in check in my backyard.

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      Psycho Free Zone 5 years ago from USA

      I think they're entertaining and cute.

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      nickybutler 5 years ago

      Love the photos!

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      I wish we had more around here. Neat pictures.

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      randomthings lm 5 years ago

      This is great! It is fun to see lizards in pictures. Actually, i don't THINK i'm afraid of them...but I don't know if they bite or not...that would be the deciding factor. Great article!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @robertzimmerman2: Cat TV. I love it! My cat watched the lizard that got in my house but grew tired of it fairly quickly.

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      Robert Zimmerman 5 years ago from SE Florida, USA

      They are everywhere in S. Florida. Our indoor cat (who happens to named "Mr. Lizard") watches them through the sliding glass door. He does go nuts trying to get them sometimes! We call this "Cat TV".

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      squidstorm 5 years ago

      Lizards are funny fellas, I used to chase them when I was a kid.

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      I used to catch lizards when I grew up in California.

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      PaulWinter 5 years ago

      We rarely see lizards here in Britain, especially in the garden, and rarely if ever indoors.

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      I have some big lizards - actually they are skinks, but I love that they live in my yard and help to eat the mosquitoes and spiders.

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      MaggiePowell 5 years ago

      heehee... imagining what a lizard shot might taste like.... We don't have many lizards where I live.

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      LisaDH 5 years ago

      We have a lot of lizards near our house, but they tend to stay away because of the cats (which like to catch and kill them). When I see one, I always try to catch it so the kids can see it, and then we release it somewhere where the cats won't be likely to get it.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Since moving to Florida, I've gotten used to having lizards scampering around our outdoor living space. Fortunately they seldom come inside the house, though it is open to the screen room where they hang out. It's lots of fun to watch them.