The Western Fence Lizard is a very common lizard and can be seen all across California. Some of the Fence lizards have blue abdomens, and are also called Blue-Belly Lizards. They can be found in many different habitats including grasslands, chaparral, sagebrush, forests, the desert and in urban backyards.

These lizards feast on spiders, beetles, grasshoppers, mosquitos and other insects.  They, in turn are eaten by birds, raccoons, opossums, snakes, skunks, and even larger mammals.

The Fence Lizard breeds in the spring of their second year, but if they lose their tail, all of their energy will go into replacing the trail, and they will lose a year of potential breeding.