These cool kids are in the Cuckoo family... They've been clocked up to 20 miles an hour when pursuing their prey, but will often take to flight if escraping a predator. They are omnivores with a varied diet from insects, spiders, lizards and snakes to small mammals - but they'll also eat the fruit and seeds of many desert plants. They either live alone or with a life mate- with whom they may hold a specific territory year round.
And this guy is just awesome, a Western Fence Lizard who's apparently
escaped becoming someone elses dinner more than once:
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