Small chipmunk. Light brown fur and white/black stripes on the back. Rapid movements. Desert environment. With several other chipmunks in burrows. Seen on a golf course.
Dwarf Bear Poppy Preserve
Herpetologist contacted thinks it is most likely a Northern Alligator Lizard that was either a released or escaped pet. This was the smaller of two seen in backyard of house. While we often have many lizards this was a first for this kind.
Breeding pair observed building nest.