Hear the Western Fence Lizard

Western Fence Lizard

The Western Fence Lizard looks very similar to most other lizards, which all resemble miniature dinosaurs.  The western fence lizard is commonly found in suburban areas, commonly sitting on fences.  Its diet consists mostly of insects.  Although house cats and birds of prey are its primary predators, most western fence lizards perish at the hands of humans trying to gently remove them from their homes. But because the lizards are so fast, humans have to use more force than they’d like to secure them which usually leads to internal injury and ultimately death for the lizard, and brief remorse from their human killer.

Western Fence Lizard Facts

  • Scientific Name: Sceloporus occidentalis
  • Size: 6-9 inches
  • Diet: Insects