Super excited to find this legless lizard at the Farm!!! Another volunteer had been digging up some weeds near a peach tree and unearthed this guy. It was living in some recently planted loose soil that is mostly loamy and regularly irrigated. The farm is within 500 feet of the Tijuana River.
This is a wild tokay gecko that has been living in my house since it was a hatchling, we have the front door open everyday, but it prefers to stay inside, usually hiding behind the TV during the day and venturing out at night. Very shy and nervous compared with the common house gecko's that live here also.
Possible Eastern x black kingsnake as shown at http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/lamget.htm (bottom right picture). Note "broken chain-link" bands characteristic of E. Kingsnake, but also abnormal spotting between bands.
Late afternoon, 80's F.
Located near stand of pine trees just uphill from a restored wetland.
Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary
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