Unearthed during excavation. Urban habitat, dirt lot with ruderal vegetation/disturbed coastal sage/chaparral mix.
Fresh, found dead in concrete lined storm drain, urban habitat, adjacent to dirt lot with ruderal vegetation. Chopped in three pieces with sharp instrument. Anterior body segment 12.6 cm, posterior body segment 2.6 cm, tail segment 1.5 cm.
Thread snake was crossing the sidewalk along the ocean.
Observation and photo by @talleyjones via Instagram #natureinLA
This little guy was in the path by the rose garden. My dog and I jogged right past him, as I thought he was a stick, but my mom saw what he was and showed him to me.
Observation and photos by Lucy Legreid, sent to email@example.com.
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.