Have come across a number of these in our yard, generally when raking old leaves from the soft sandy soil up against chain link fencing.
Found under rock less than 300 yrds from beach/ocean. Found under rock Sandy Salt Marsh area.
Habitat currently preserved.
Scratch the preserved part, a visit in 2011 reveled that the habitat this lizard was found in was DESTROYED to "restore" a portion of the wetlands area.
So frustrating to see this type of habitat management and "restoration" work.
Other individuals have been found in the reserve as well.
"Exposed while I was removing light plant debris on top of fine sandy soil. First one that I have
found in several years. A year or two ago, a boy next door found several around his yard and in his garage." - Rob Rizzardi
Observation and photo by Rob Rizzardi, sent to email@example.com.
Found under concrete slab . Soil moist and some humidity at the time .
Legless lizard was found under a piece of wood by a shed. It was light green/grey in color and was in constant motion while being handled.
Single individual found under wood next to pool at chimineas ranch ecological reserve
The family Anniellidae, known as American legless lizards, contains six species in a single genus Anniella: A. pulchra, the California legless lizard, the rare, A. geronimensis, Baja California legless lizard, and four more discovered in 2013.