One of the most favorite of all!
Seen on surface of soil in residential garden. When disturbed, it retreated into burrow.
Was found above ground near a tool shed; recent rains must have flushed it from its burrow.
About 4in long, seen in loose soil in back yard.
My daughter Arianna and granddaughter Lillith were looking for rollie pollies at the front yard of the house. When they overturned a rock the lizard came from under the soil. It was very active and strong.
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.