Prairie Lizard And Spider

By | June 4, 2019

Look close and you can see a spider on the back of this Prairie Lizard that I photographed here in Arkansas. The spider was crawling all over this lizard and the lizard didn’t pay it any attention. Prairie Lizards do eat spiders but It was busy watching me.

Prairie Lizard
Prairie Lizard With A Spider – Arkansas

How I Got The Shot – Prairie Lizard

I have an area on my property near the Ouachita National Forest that I can find these lizards. It is an area with several logs that are in a pile.

I was hand holding a Fujifilm X-T3 camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/1300 of a second at f8 and the ISO at 800. I also had a -0.3 exposure value. White Balance was set on auto.

Prairie Lizard Facts

  • Male fence lizards flash the blue scales on their underbelly to claim territory. They also do push-ups and head-bobs to discourage other males from infiltrating their territories. This also occurs during mating.
  • Prairie lizards are insectivores that feed on most invertebrates and arthropods such as ants, beetles, moths, spiders, grasshoppers, and stink bugs.
  • Prairie Lizard can drop its tail to escape predators. The tail can be regenerated later.

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