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Young Chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater) spotted in Death Valley.­

Chuckwalla belong to the Iguana family, and they look like fat, chubby lizards.­ But they are excellent climbers, and this one was able to climb a vertical wall of marble rock that was rather smooth.­

For more information about Chuckwallas, read digital-desert.­com/­wildlife/­lizards/­chuckwalla.­html and en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Sauromalus_­ater.

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Death Valley Grotto Canyon (Death Valley)
Mosaic Canyon Road, Death Valley National Park, DEATH VALLEY, CA 92328, USA