I'm flattered by the praise, but, you've got some great naturalists up there that know their desert dwellers!!!ttocs said:I didn't know the orange tail was only at SOMO. That sounds like something CJ could confirm.
That's pretty cool - I did not know we had our own special SoMo Chuckawalla. Thanks for the confirmation. Here are pics I've taken at the waterfall over the years. One with orange, one without.MtnManTank said:That is correct. South Mountain is home to the only mountain range in the state with that coloration. Black Bodies, with orange tails. The older they get, the deeper the orange. There are days that I can drive up the summit road at SoMo and count over 50 basking and chasing the sun. Cool little buggars! The males are especially humorous when defending "their" territories. Giving the old "pushup" off the rocks. So full of bravado! Straight Lizard Bad Azzes! Another incredible aspect of South Mountain.