Chuckwalla Photos: Meet this Large, Desert-Dwelling Lizard

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(Image credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher)

So, the next time you come upon one of those iconic landscape scenes of the North American deserts, just know that a chuckwalla or two are most likely carrying on their life's story within the many cracks and crevices that you see there. Their ability to survive and thrive within this harsh environment is testimony to the many unique and specialized species of animals found across the amazing Earth.

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