04 May 2013

Arabian Spiny-tailed Lizard - Dhahran Hills

Whilst driving to the spray fields I came across an Arabian Spiny-tailed Lizard sitting outside it hole enjoying the last of the sunshine. I have not seen so many this year in the camp and this one was on the edge of the scrubby desert. Most of the lizards I have been have been in this area although their burrows are widely spaced apart. The lizard allowed close approach in the car but they always remain in close proximity of their burrows so they can disappear down them if danger occurs. This lizard was not a particularly large individual but probably measured 75 centimetres nose to tail tip. I then saw the same lizard a few days later and below are a few photographs of the animal taken on two different days.