Western Fence Lizard
The most commonly seen lizard across Orange County, western fence lizards can be found in neighborhoods and in the wilderness. They will often sun themselves on warm surfaces like rocks or on pavement. Their main diet consists mostly of insects. The blood of these lizards carry a protein that kills lyme disease so when ticks feed on these lizards blood, the ticks no longer have lyme disease, therefore in areas where these lizards inhabit, lyme disease is less common in ticks.