There is a lot of natural desert where we live. This means there are tons of critters all around us.

We were told about javelinas but haven’t seen them yet.

We have seen many birds and insects, lots of rabbits, and coyotes.

One of the birds you see around here a lot are roadrunners. Contrary to popular belief, they do not go “MEEEEP! MEEEEP!”, produce dust clouds, or hunt coyotes.

There are also many lizards of all shapes and sizes. Here are two different ones we saw today:

There is a big brown lizard that lives apparently under our hot tub, but he’s photo shy.

Tonight as we were out for a walk around the neighborhood we saw our first snake.

Looks like a young rattle snake, soaking up the heat from the pavement.

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