The lizards love to bask in the sun on rocky outcrops and logs, and hang out with other lizards.
Easily frightened, the lizards will seek refuge in rocks, bushes, and burrows when they are alarmed. Sometimes they play dead.
While the lizards are not considered threatened or endangered at this time, their sagebrush steppe habitat is rapidly disappearing with mining, erosion, cattle grazing, and development.
The Thacker Pass sagebrush steppe is ideal habitat for sagebrush lizards.
One more reason to resist.