Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Biggest lizard we have seen yet.

One of my favorite parts about working in the field is that we get the chance to see lots of wildlife in addition to our study animals. This is a broad headed skink. They eat invertebrates such as insects and worms and even brown anoles or other small reptiles. We found this one hanging out about 4 meters from one of our clay models.

74 comments:

  1. Did the skink attack the clay model?

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think the skink attacked the clay model because it was found really close to it

    ReplyDelete
  3. What is the smallest lizard that you have seen?

    ReplyDelete
  4. why is the skink's head red?
    was the skink about to attack the clay model?

    ReplyDelete
  5. The biggest lizard you caught was it a female or male ?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Skittlez (victor b): that a big lizard wow!!! Do u think its a older lizard ?

    ReplyDelete
  7. how big is this lizard and where did you find it?

    ReplyDelete
  8. 1 why is it head red?
    2 is that the tattooed one?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Have you seen many of these sinks, and do you think the skinks have attacked the clay models?

    ReplyDelete
  10. How much did the lizard wieght and whats the size??

    ReplyDelete
  11. hi Mr.Reedy how is the wether over there hope it nice not like over here..
    how long was the lizard?
    how many more lizard are you expecting to cach?
    have you seen samller lizards then you usually see or they been all the same size?

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm really excited that you guys have discovered a lizard this size. Hope fully, you guys are able to come across more of these lizards. By the way,is this the first of the kind of lizard that's been found by you guys since beginnig the project.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ivan Amador-
    Did you guy try to catch the lizard?
    Whats the measure of the red lizard do you think?

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sal Jahen 3rd P. ZoologyApril 13, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    do you think the color of its head has to do with matting choice or territorial protection? What do you think is the purpose for the color?
    Can you bring one back? ... just kidding.

    ReplyDelete
  15. how long is the biggest lizard you have seen?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Castillo, Alberto

    Did the Broad headed skink ever interrupted your experiment? Like, did the Broad headed skink ever attack one of your fake anole?

    ReplyDelete
  17. Do you think the color is genetical or random? can you tell wether its a male or female by the color? Is the color of the head like a kind of protection from bigger predetors? you think because of the color they might be more volnurable to predators? Can you bring one back?????

    ReplyDelete
  18. thats a bad ass lizards i love the colors they all look cool. what do the colors on the lizard mean?

    ReplyDelete
  19. Do you think the lizard's color is an advantage or disadvantage to surviving in the environment?

    ReplyDelete
  20. are you going to use that one for the experiment?

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Mr. Reedy,
    Why does the lizard have a red head, why isn't the body also red? Have the lizard attacked the clay models? Did the lizard have a long time to catch and eat the other reptiles?

    ReplyDelete
  22. does the color of the dewlap scare off other anoles? or is the effect the same?

    ReplyDelete
  23. where did you found the broad headed skink?

    ReplyDelete
  24. how many the lizard coloring got

    ReplyDelete
  25. why is his head red?Does it have to do anythinng with his enviorment, so it can survive? Did you keep it.

    ReplyDelete
  26. why is the lizard head red

    ReplyDelete
  27. does the clay lizard have any bite marks on it?

    ReplyDelete
  28. this lizard looks cool,why is his head red though and is there other lizards like this one?
    and are there other colors?

    ReplyDelete
  29. Mr.reedy
    hi teacher=]
    why is the lizards head red?has there been a rain because it loojs like the branches are all ruined?
    were exactly is this lizard from?what location or island?

    ReplyDelete
  30. Mr. Reedy:)

    What type of lizard is that?

    Why is most of its head colored with red?

    Have you see other type of lizards that cought your attention??

    ReplyDelete
  31. Was there any broad headed skinks on the island? Did you ever see it eat a brown anoles?

    ReplyDelete
  32. Why is this lizard so big?
    Why is his head red?
    Why is'nt his body red?
    Was it a female or a male?

    ReplyDelete
  33. why does it have a red head instead of being the same color of its body?

    ReplyDelete
  34. Eww it's red head looks nasty.Why does it have a red head?

    ReplyDelete
  35. Whats the biggest lizard in the world.

    ReplyDelete
  36. how long was the lizard?

    ReplyDelete
  37. Why is the head red? And did you keep it?

    ReplyDelete
  38. why isn't the lizard the same color? why is only the head red?

    ReplyDelete
  39. Why does this lizard have a red head?.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Do lizards grow depending on how much food they eat?

    ReplyDelete
  41. Griselda Rodriguez 1st periodApril 15, 2011 at 6:26 AM

    Why dont you bring this lizard here? I have never seen one with a red head it looks weird.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Is the red head a way to attract mates??

    ReplyDelete
  43. Biology 1st period
    How are they different from brown anoles??????

    ReplyDelete
  44. That's a pretty lizard!!!! Can i keep it.!? Heheee jk. Did you catch any red ones? if so how many did you catch?

    ReplyDelete
  45. Is that the only red lizard you have seen there?

    ReplyDelete
  46. were there any other lizards like that one.?
    are there the same like any original lizard.?

    ReplyDelete
  47. Did the lizard have any family members?

    ReplyDelete
  48. Biology 2nd Period Weiheng RuanApril 15, 2011 at 7:09 AM

    Why the color of the lizard head red?

    ReplyDelete
  49. Alexx of 2nd periodApril 15, 2011 at 7:12 AM

    it's prettyful! is it the only kind besides the green anole youve seen there?

    ReplyDelete
  50. It's really pretty. Was this one of the lizards the bite the clay lizards?

    ReplyDelete
  51. is it Poisonous? If not did you find any that are?

    ReplyDelete
  52. Stephanie Moreno 2nd PeriodApril 15, 2011 at 7:21 AM

    This is a Unique Lizard . Did it Attack the Clay model ?

    ReplyDelete
  53. Omar Molina 2nd Per.April 15, 2011 at 7:22 AM

    Is this animal dangerous to humans?

    ReplyDelete
  54. Nikki Solis 2nd PeriodApril 15, 2011 at 7:24 AM

    How come this lizard is bigger than the others?

    ReplyDelete
  55. how big did the lizard measure out to be???? and why is the head red

    ReplyDelete
  56. By any chance, did you find any bite marks from this lizard in the clay model?

    ReplyDelete
  57. Does the red head/dewlap come in handle or becomes a burden in the environment?

    P.S. - The lizard looks chubby.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Gabriela CastilloApril 15, 2011 at 7:56 AM

    How come that lizard doesn't look very much like one? Do you have an idea of why evolution headed that way. I think it looks pretty cool but it looks more like a worm with legs...but i love the red head.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Elizabeth MartinezApril 15, 2011 at 7:57 AM

    It's so amazing how there are so many animals in the world yet we have no knowledge about them.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Wo Hong Wu (3rd period)April 15, 2011 at 7:57 AM

    Are skinks related to the brown anoles? It looks like it is not a fast runner.

    ReplyDelete
  61. That lizard looks like a clay model.
    And it also looks fat lol.
    How long did it measure?

    ReplyDelete
  62. This lizards looks a lot alike to the model lizards! Did you get to measure and weight it?

    ReplyDelete
  63. That is such a huge lizard. It is so much bigger than the ones we had worked in the classrooms. You should catch more and do an experiment on them. Are all these types of skinks this big or this is one of the biggest in its kind? Are skinks related to salamanders? They somehow look alike.

    ReplyDelete
  64. Do you think this can affect the anoles if it was releazed in your research islands?

    ReplyDelete
  65. Rogelio Carabez 3rd PeriodApril 15, 2011 at 8:03 AM

    Mr. Reedy does the red head help these lizards in something because wouldn't it be easier for them to get spotted?

    ReplyDelete
  66. Jacqueline Fuentes 3rdApril 15, 2011 at 8:03 AM

    How could the skink be a predator to the brown anole? How do they attack the brown anole if the brown anoles seem to be much more lean and fast?

    ReplyDelete
  67. What makes its head red?

    ReplyDelete
  68. Are these lizards hard to find? Have you seen more of these?

    ReplyDelete
  69. Are those kinds of lizards rare around the island?

    ReplyDelete
  70. alejandro delacruzApril 15, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    i think the lizard has a red head cause he thinks his cool n being a red head show off

    ReplyDelete
  71. how did you came across this lizard?

    ReplyDelete
  72. Why does that lizard have a red head? Does it help it in any way?

    ReplyDelete
  73. how did you come across this lizard

    ReplyDelete
  74. -That is a brown anole?
    -Why is the head red?
    -Is it that color for a reason?
    -Will the other lizards attack it?

    ReplyDelete