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What

California Striped Racer Masticophis lateralis ssp. lateralis

Observer

natureinla

Date

July 18, 2019 05:39 PM MST

Description

Alligator lizard is giving its best anti-predator defense against this hungry striped racer. "They tumbled and struggled for about a minute or two after I came across them on the road, but after a car passed by and spooked them, they released. The snake hurried into the bushes and the lizard escaped, leaving behind his tail. I was able to (photograph) both hurrying away." Photo and observation by B. Ehrhardt.
Alligator lizard observation here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29090747

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