"This show up in our backyard every so often. They are mostly on a west facing wall when I water." - Becky DeLano
Observation and photos by Becky DeLano, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note the ticks on the neck .
A young individual that was under a fallen fence .
Most likely a southern, but I wasn't able to check the belly scales.
Northern Alligator Lizard is much more common at this site .
Observed on the Backbone Trail between Kanan Dume Road and Zuma Fire Road. This was the only lizard I observed this morning. Gusty winds (gust in the 30's) with temps in the low 60's.
Found two of these mating on the trail about 300 feet south of the grandmother tree.
Reddish brown lizard
Anguidae is a large and diverse family of lizards native to the northern hemisphere. The group includes the slowworms, glass lizards, and alligator lizards, among others. Anguidae is divided into three subfamilies and contains 94 species in eight genera. They have hard osteoderms beneath their scales, and many of the species have reduced or absent limbs, giving them a snake-like appearance, although others are fully limbed.