"Saw these guys in Griffith park.
About June 15 this year." - Eric Richard
Observation and photo by Eric Richard, sent to email@example.com.
Lost it's tail and is beginning to grow back. Located on a small patch of dirt next to an apartment complex in about 85 degree weather. Did not move away or try to flee as I grabbed it. Last photo is for relative size comparison.
About 3/4 m arboreal in a pepper (Capsicum) plant that is regularly watered.
This is tough but it looks Southern to me. Light irises, somewhat of a "neck", and light markings in the middle of belly scales. Are there ever intergrades?
Yellow Iris/ void of belly markings = Southern?
I see these guys pretty regularly in my garden, including the bright orange-backed juveniles.
"This seems to be a significant sighting. I wonder if this little beauty wandered out of Griffith Park and settled into a urinal in the basement of the LACC Chemistry building. Luckily school is on break and the urinal was bone dry. Rescued and currently living in Mount Washington terrarium." - Daniel Marlos
Observation and photo by Daniel Marlos.
"The lizard was huge. ( Possibly it was 12 inches long)" - Ken Yanagida
Observation and photo by Ken Yanagida, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This one is medium sized, smaller than the one that was hiding between the retaining wall blocks for about a week and a half (and moved on). Sadly this one looks like it lost most of its tail. Was near garden sage plant just about 6 feet East of the oregano where the tiny lizards found in the house, were released today. Sorry photo is so blurry, he was understandably very skittish unlike the others, and ran away before I could get any more photos. He's probably 2 to 3 times as big as the one found on gray cinderblock wall a few days ago (head/neck size).