The following entry is the culmination of two camping trips to MAGGIE. The photos following are from adventures had during said trips.
Yes this is real scorpion and yes these pictures were taken on the ranch. And no this is not a six inch killer. It was only about an inch and a half long. The sting is less powerful than a bee sting.
This guy was probably older and was at least twice as big as the alligator lizard we found before.
The tail of a skink. Intentionally detaching its tail is a common skink defense technique. it destracts the predator. The tail was thrashing around in dad's hand.