I Should Have Been A Herpetologist

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This is a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cnemidophorus_neomexicanus">New
Mexico Whiptail (Cnemidophorus neomexicanus).
 



It was found near the roadrunner:


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The roadrunner
(Geococcyx californianus) normally would eat the
lizard.   href="http://www.legendsofamerica.com/NM-Quirky.html">This
specimen, however, is composed entirely of found objects.
 That is, it is made of trash collected from the city dump, by
artist Olin S. Calk.  It is located at exit 135 off I-10.
 Its beak does not open, so it does not eat lizards.


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Hey, you've been hanging around near NMSU, my alma mater.
I've hiked up Aguirre Springs and to the top of the Organs - gorgeous terrain.
That roadrunner used to be at the city dump. I guess they moved it - looks like to the west side of town.

idid You know God compered himself with a roadrunner (with cojot)

that's my dads work (: