& Ridge Salamander
plump lizards are at home in rocky desert habitats in the American
southwest and northwest Mexico. They are vegetarian, feeding
on various desert foliage. When threatened, a Chuckwalla will
wedge itself into a rocky crevice to avoid capture.
salamander appears in early spring and early fall, disappearing
for most of the summer months. During and after wet weather,
they forage in leaf litter for small insects, worms and other
invertebrates. Can be found under rocks and logs in damp areas.
by William Flaxington
by John White
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