What could it be? Wildlife Trivia for April 29, 2011

What is an orange-throated whiptail?
(a.) a bird
(b.) a lizard
(c.) a snake
(d.) a close cousin of the skunk
(e.) a type of fruit-flavored milkshake popular in the Midwest – and the official drink of the 10th Annual Running of the Refrigerators in Terre Haute, Indiana


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Wildlife Trivia answer


(b.) a lizard


Orange-throated whiptail – Cnemidophorus hyperythrus” (BLM California wildlife database)
These lizards rummage around through leaf litter foraging for termites, their favorite food. If termites aren’t abundant they will eat other available arthropods.

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