E called me out onto the porch on the 25th of last month saying she saw a lizard on the wall so I came out to see. Usually they are on our brick wall and I scanned along the wall outside and didn’t see anything but as I turned to go back inside there was a small spiny lizard on the inside of the screen on the screened porch. It was just above my head so I was a little startled. We caught him (or her) and shortly thereafter put him safely in the yard where a bird could not have an easy lunch.
I love how he cocked his head to the site to look at me. I had to google what to call a young reptile, “baby lizard” just seemed off. Apparently baby snakes are called “hatchlings” and between adulthood and that point they are “juveniles” so I think this little guy was a juvenile. I’ve written previously about the desert spiny lizards in our yard here.