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Newbie50
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 Texas Alligator Lizard Hot Spots

I was wondering if anyone knows of a good collecting spot for Texas Alligator Lizards? I have a southern alli that I found under a log a few years ago. He is one of my favorite pets! I’ve found the southern ones, with some consistency, in old utility boxes/gutters in slightly wooded areas.

Does anyone know of some good habitat areas in Texas? I read in one of the forums that this time of year they can be found as hatchlings in the greenbelts of Austin. I am not a big collector, (have enough responsibilities :) however I have a dear friend who is a huge herp-enthusiast. One of her pets just past away last week, and she was pretty tore up about it. I know that she has really been wanting a TX alligator lizard for a long time, and it just so happens that my husband will be driving through Texas (I-10) during the next couple of weeks. He was going to keep an eye out for one, because I think it would really cheer her up. So, if you know of any places along Hwy 10, please reply.

Thanks for any help!



10/03/08  04:26am

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Kaiser!!!
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  Message To: Newbie50   In reference to Message Id: 1873693


 Texas Alligator Lizard Hot Spots

Look for black.... (Heat).. Low shrubbs is a great spot... Rocks...splits in wood, anything..



10/03/08  07:04pm

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Newbie50
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  Message To: Kaiser!!!   In reference to Message Id: 1874113


 Texas Alligator Lizard Hot Spots

Great! Thanks for the tips, Kaiser.



10/04/08  01:07am

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Camaro man
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  Message To: Newbie50   In reference to Message Id: 1874337


 Texas Alligator Lizard Hot Spots

i dont live in texas but when i find allis there usually near trees and some where near a garden or something like that



10/04/08  06:09pm

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  Message To: Newbie50   In reference to Message Id: 1873693


 Texas Alligator Lizard Hot Spots

The last one I caught was at the Barton Creek hiking trail in south Austin. They spend a lot of their time about six inches to a foot off the ground on branch leaves. They blend in VERY well. Once you spot one it will be easier. They are reluctant to move and therefore do not give their presence away. It also makes them easier to catch if you spot one. I suppose you have been warned that they BITE! I have had mine for two weeks. Unlike their California relatives, they calm down very quickly. I can now pick him up by hand if I move slowly. I only handle him once a week and it is more of a health check. I think they are a beautiful lizard. I like the idea that they are a slow and ponderous lizard but have found a way to thrive.

Dave



03/27/09  02:46pm

 #2182776


John50
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  Message To: Newbie50   In reference to Message Id: 1873693


 Texas Alligator Lizard Hot Spots

hi , i have just caught one this afternoon an you are more then welcome to have it , its about a foot long maybe a bit longer . if you want let me know, i live in Ingram Tx. showed it to my grandchildren and was going to release this weekend. but will keep for you. let me know .



10/22/10  08:00pm

 #2183023


Hunter Breed
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  Message To: John50   In reference to Message Id: 2182776


 Texas Alligator Lizard Hot Spots

did you say you find southern allies in texas? dont think they live there, maybe manderans do, but anyways i would also be interested in texas allies or manderan allies .........



10/24/10  05:20am

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Ameivaboy
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  Message To: Hunter Breed   In reference to Message Id: 2183023


 Texas Alligator Lizard Hot Spots

If someone can get 5-10 texas gator lizards I’ll buy them off you, either that or send you some animals in trade.



10/24/10  06:12pm

 #2296729


Halloweenbrian
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  Message To: John50   In reference to Message Id: 2182776


 Texas Alligator Lizard Hot Spots

I am down here in Bastrop and would very much like to find some Texas Alligator Lizards. I have been wanting to start a captive breeding project, but I just can’t seem to find them around here.



05/03/13  12:16am


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