June 22, 2016

A King of the Roadrunners trots cockily by with a checkered-striped lizard so big hanging from its bill that the very long, orange tail of the thing drags on the ground. It is the largest Roadrunner I’ve ever seen, with a lizard appropriate large. Canyon Spotted Whiptail? Without a specimen in hand, I’m afraid to pronounce it such but no other description of an Arizona reptile matches.