At Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center.
Black snake with white lateral stripes, roughly 2 feet long.
Small, about 3 inches long.
On a rock in full sun, about 15 above the trail on a slight incline. I got within three feet of it to take these pictures before it ran away. Luella only 3 inches long
Spotted in the brush along the trail. About 4 inches long.
Spotted while it was sunning at Malibu creek state park.
seen by Elizabeth Long