Western Whiptails can be found throughout most of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Habitats can include desert and semi-arid shrubland with sparse vegetation, also open dry forest areas. They live in burrows. Western Whiptails will eat many bugs including spiders, scorpions, butterflies, moths, crickets, grasshoppers, and beetles. I found this one in a high desert red rock area in southern Utah.
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One thing that delights me to no end are the many whiptails and sagebrush lizards that hang around the house… I have dishes of water for them but they scurry about and dart over adobe walls… most are very friendly and will stop to visit if I talk to them. The whiptails around here seem to have brighter stripes than the one in your picture… but there is more greenery here down by the river and that might have something to do with it?
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I bet it does have something to do with the terrain.