Fence Lizard
Sceloporus undulatus


A gray or brown colored lizard with irregular black crossbands on the back. The belly and throat are grayish white, except that adult males have bright blue, black-bordered throat and belly patches.


This lizard prefers dry, open forests of pine or hardwoods. It can also be found on rocky outcrops, piles of rock or wood, and in and around abandoned buildings, as long as there is plenty of sunlight and suitable places to bask. The Fence Lizard eats many kinds of insects, spiders, and other invertebrates


The Fence Lizard has a very wide geographic distribution, from Pennsylvania west to Utah and south into north-central Mexico, including all of the southeastern United States. It can be found throughout the state of Georgia.


Georgia Wildlife Web

Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern/Central North America. A Peterson Field Guide. Roger Conant and Joseph Collins 3rd Edition. Houghton Mifflin, New York, NY. 1998.