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Six-Lined Racerunner

Dr. Jerry Jackson
Six-lined Racerunner, eyeshine

Perhaps the fastest lizard in Florida, the Six-lined Racerunner lives up to its name and is even adorned with racing stripes. This up to 8.5 inch, ground-dwelling lizard of sandy habitats has a tail much longer than its body and it uses it for balance and steering as it runs, chasing small insects and spiders for its next meal.