Lizard love (courtship in collared lizards)

I recorded this video of a collared lizard couple in Mesquite Campground in PDCSP about a week ago.  When I found them, the male was next to the female with his right fore limb on her back.  shortly after, you will see a short sequence of courtship between the two.  He then separates from her to survey his territory and she continues to bask on a warm rock.  Isn’t lizard love grand!  These are no ordinary lizards by the way, they can run bipedally when necessary to avoid predators.

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