Found this little guy two days in a row underneath the California fuchsia in our native plant garden.
#2 - Basking in a low bush.
Hand caught and released. Probably the same one as that shown in iNat ID#1303642 as it was seen in the exact same place.
Adult lizard. Photo by Taylor Smith
Male biting females neck
A young adult Southern Alligator Lizard that I found at the edge of a recently mowed lawn and cinder block wall during the afternoon. I soon managed to corral it into a plastic, white bucket for photos, and released it shortly afterwards.
The snout-vent length was approximately 10.5 cm, with a total length closer to 21 cm, do to the loss of its original tail.
Cat brought in. Released under the shrubs
Dead, presumably roadkill.
"Wandered into school cafeteria today!" - Sharon Nakata
Observation and photo by Sharon Nakata, sent to email@example.com.
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.