Found at night above ground in a gravel parking area surrounded by gardens and expansive oak woodlands.
Southern California Legless Lizard
Found this buddy while gardening
Found in backyard
Found by my mom while we were moving rocks in our backyard in La Crescenta, CA.
Temp: 73* F
Wind: W.N.W.->E.S.E. 4 MPH
Location: former swamp site with
20%/Aggregate-40% decaying vegetation-40% sand/iron rich soil
Squamate appeared from an exposed burrow and entered a different burrow located 16" away.
Note: Squamate possibly searching for mate or feeding offspring.
Two found in my garden every year
Leg less lizard
In coastal dune scrub with sandy soils at north edge of Guadalupe Dunes between Santa Maria River and Oso Flaco Creek. Day had been sunny and ca.75 deg F. Found at dusk, ca. 65 d. F
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.