Found another one, mostly hidden under throw rug, about 8 feet from dog's indoor food and water. This one didn't have a complete tail, looked healed over. Put in baggie; took outside near oregano and released. He crawled under some of the bark mulch and eventually went under the oregano to join the one released there about 1/2 hour ago. For size reference, the print from 20 to s in Dis, is 1 3/8 inch. (approximate snout to vent-with bend in body). The word DATE on baggie is 1/2 inch.
Much smaller than little one observed outdoors on cinderblock wall recently. Found near baseboards about 8 ft from door; caught in baggie; released outside and he went to hide under oregano where others have been found recently. For size reference, the work Date, is 1/2 inch, approximately his size from eye to elbow. 2 Calendar squares measure 3 1/8 inches. This lizard has a whole tail.
Lizard with re-grown tail. Photo by Joyce Tierney.
Must be very young. Tail is almost twice as long as body. Wasn't afraid as I slowly put finger near him for size reference. Later he slowly walked up to the top of the wall. There is a planter behind the wall only about 6 inches to the other wall, with rocks tapering to ground level, CA poppies, lemon balm, flax, chrysanthemum, and zucchini squash for cover and/or host plants for food.
A few friends and I were exploring around a creek. I found this guy underneath some boards. The poor guys tail fell off right after he saw me too.
Juvenile lizard. Photo by Jessica McIntyre
Near zoo exit
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.