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What

California Striped Racer (Masticophis lateralis ssp. lateralis)

Observer

lagoondon

Date

July 16, 2024 05:29 PM PDT

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What

California Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. multicarinata)

Observer

louisiv826

Date

June 7, 2024 08:54 AM PDT

Description

Hanging from spider web

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

naturewithlivz

Date

July 2023

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What

Coastal Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris ssp. stejnegeri)

Observer

kaijabean

Date

June 5, 2024 10:16 AM PDT

Description

Very hard to see--I didn't want to get too close for obvious reasons, though I suppose the snake was otherwise engaged... Appeared to be eating an alligator lizard, judging from the checkered pattern that you can see if you look closely at a few of the photos. But it's a bit hard to tell.

(duplicate of an observation for the rattlesnake)

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What

Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

Observer

packardr90

Date

May 2015

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What

Northern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea)

Observer

hayleylester

Date

May 25, 2024 11:59 AM PDT

Place

Olympia (Google, OSM)

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

kimssight

Date

May 24, 2024 12:25 PM PDT

Description

The lizard fought hard not to be eaten

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Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

April 29, 2024 06:34 PM PDT

Description

Two sucking blood from the same fringe-toed lizard.

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

kasettetape

Date

April 15, 2024 08:30 AM PDT

Description

Had just been killed by an outdoor cat unfortunately

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What

Northern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea)

Observer

grandpops

Date

April 30, 2024 01:30 PM PDT

Description

Rescued from a cat, hence the missing part of the tail

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Observer

tiwane

Date

April 29, 2024 06:31 PM PDT

Description

@gregpauly any idea what might be on this Uma scoparia?

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

greglitiatco

Date

February 2022

Place

Private

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

editwench

Date

May 6, 2024 03:54 PM PDT

Description

The cats were all focused on the same thing, so I knew something was up. Found them all trying to catch this big lizard that was in our living room under a cabinet. I managed to get it to go into this wine gift bag so I could get it out of the house. Once outside, it started to come out of the bag but then decided to go back in. When it finally came out, it then hid under one of my tires.

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What

Bearded Dragons (Genus Pogona)

Observer

trailblazr

Date

April 27, 2024 10:57 AM PDT

Description

Suspected pet dump.

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What

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Observer

sorrykb

Date

April 28, 2024 10:01 AM PDT

Description

This egret stalked, caught, and ate two lizards in about 15 minutes.

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What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

Observer

sorrykb

Date

April 28, 2024 10:12 AM PDT

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What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

Observer

sorrykb

Date

April 28, 2024 09:55 AM PDT

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

john475

Date

April 28, 2024 06:01 PM PDT

Description

Lizard taken by scrub jay

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

tmills

Date

April 27, 2024 01:48 PM PDT

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

virusmanbob

Date

March 13, 2022 05:45 PM PDT

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

tmills

Date

July 17, 2023 11:19 PM PDT

Description

This lizard stakes out my porch light, either hiding in shrubs or sitting out in the open on a short wall defining our entry way. It remains active late into the night.

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans)

Observer

kimssight

Date

April 21, 2024 10:57 AM PDT

Description

(the golden ones) Feeding frenzy on termites emerging from a hole in the ground

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

jasminott

Date

March 18, 2024 10:13 PM PDT

Description

Found dead on cement path. Feral cat nearby was watching me examine the desert then proceeded to try to eat it after I walked away.

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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

Observer

tothemax

Date

March 2024

Place

Private

Description

Mating pair, found basking in a rock pile. Orange County, CA

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What

Northwestern Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus ssp. occidentalis)

Observer

stop4snakes

Date

March 16, 2024 06:03 PM PDT

Description

Really big ring neck! Was calm, showed no signs of high distress before throwing up a large sharp-tailed snake. I put it back under the cover it was flipped under. Very thin, and in need of a meal now. I feel bad, hopefully it finds something to eat…

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What

Sharp-tailed Snake (Contia tenuis)

Observer

stop4snakes

Date

March 16, 2024 06:03 PM PDT

Description

For the sharp tailed snake. Was thrown up by the ring neck.

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

ariakaiser

Date

March 22, 2024 10:54 AM PDT

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What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

Observer

katherinebartels

Date

February 22, 2024 04:16 PM PST

Description

Sunny day with little clouds. Nice weather. The lizard was soaking up the sun and my cat was trying to get it. Suburban area at my house on the brick wall.

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

ianrhodes

Date

March 2024

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

isaac4790

Date

March 5, 2024 11:34 AM PST

Description

Was walking and noticed this lizard hanging under the material

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

packardr90

Date

October 31, 2009 11:31 AM PDT

Description

Burned in recent fire

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

th92105

Date

February 29, 2024 07:34 AM PST

Description

Dropped by a crow.

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

phylogenomics

Date

February 3, 2024 12:57 PM PST

Description

this is for the lizard

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What

Northern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea)

Observer

rebeccareaderlee

Date

September 14, 2023 11:59 AM PDT

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What

Brahminy Blindsnake (Indotyphlops braminus)

Observer

andnature

Date

February 8, 2024 12:54 PM PST

Description

Specimen recovered and recorded with Natural History Museum of Los Angeles’s Department of Herpetology . This is the first Brahminy Blindsnake from San Bernardino county added to their collection.

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

natureinla

Date

July 17, 2014

Description

This is pretty horrible but... interesting. A King Snake (the second one we saw) returned to the pond area and somehow grabbed a lizard, and ate it. I was lucky to be there with my camera but felt sorry for the little herp - I like lizards
Strangely, the wild birds were coming VERY close to the snake, even hovering over it as though they were going to strike it and these were small birds of varying types. I don't know if they're curious or threatened but they aren't very smart! That King Snake is fast." - Virginia Tucker

Observation and photos by Virginia Tucker, sent to rascals@nhm.org.

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What

Yellow-bellied Sea Snake (Hydrophis platurus)

Observer

beavisnail

Date

December 11, 2023 10:57 AM MST

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What

California Striped Racer (Masticophis lateralis ssp. lateralis)

Observer

drewready

Date

July 11, 2014

Description

California striped racer and Western fence lizard.

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What

Bosc’s Fringe-toed Lizard (Acanthodactylus boskianus)

Observer

zabbey

Date

October 20, 2023 12:30 PM PDT

Description

Second day's efforts resulted in 3 adults and 4 neonates captured and sent to Bob Hansen. Nearby business owners shared videos and photos of other exotics, including agamas, beaded lizards, a crocodile monitor, and chameleons . @chrisdellith @gregpauly @jqrichmond

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What

Whiptail Lizards (Genus Aspidoscelis)

Observer

glenn_beese

Date

September 4, 2023 01:01 PM PDT

Description

Cool lizard, never seen this one before

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What

California Striped Racer (Masticophis lateralis ssp. lateralis)

Observer

andrewlyell

Date

September 13, 2023 01:46 PM PDT

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What

California Toad (Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus)

Observer

gennadiy_dyakin

Date

July 17, 2023 10:36 PM PDT
Other Animals

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What

Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

Observer

channypoppins

Date

June 10, 2019 11:51 AM PDT

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What

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

Observer

scottmarnoy

Date

December 6, 2022 04:24 PM PST

Description

Feeding on a lizard at sunset in Johnson's Pasture.

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What

Sonoran Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis sonorae)

Observer

munozbird

Date

August 12, 2023 08:14 AM PDT

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What

African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis)

Observer

stinkmosh

Date

April 2022

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

aubreytrixie

Date

July 23, 2023 02:13 PM PDT

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

boazsolorio

Date

July 11, 2023 01:04 PM PDT

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

mr_blonde

Date

June 17, 2023 10:57 AM PDT

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What

Cave Salamander (Eurycea lucifuga)

Observer

laurenetter

Date

June 15, 2023 09:03 PM PDT

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What

California Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. multicarinata)

Observer

virusmanbob

Date

June 15, 2023 06:17 PM PDT

Description

This observagtion is for the lizard.

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

madfox

Date

May 30, 2023 03:45 PM PDT

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

irenek

Date

August 29, 2022 05:33 PM PDT

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What

Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)

Observer

keithpittluck

Date

May 29, 2023 04:09 PM PDT

Description

I saw this snake at rest for a while and then slithering away in the Ballona freshwater marsh.

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What

Western Alligator Lizards (Genus Elgaria)

Observer

brandyleepippin

Date

May 20, 2023 02:28 PM PDT

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

editwench

Date

April 15, 2023 01:50 PM PDT

Description

This is a screen shot from my sons video-as you can see, a part of the tail is missing, thanks to the cat.

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

editwench

Date

April 15, 2023 01:49 PM PDT

Description

This was taken by my son after he got it away from his cat.

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

mve

Date

May 15, 2023 03:06 PM PDT

Description

Eating a tail of another lizard

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

grantmachado

Date

April 29, 2023 03:14 PM PDT

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What

Striped Racer (Masticophis lateralis)

Observer

mickeyb

Date

May 3, 2023 11:22 AM PDT

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What

Sonoran Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis sonorae)

Observer

julicard

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

slocoastsayers

Date

April 27, 2023 11:24 AM PDT

Description

Caught and eaten by American crow on rock

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What

Sonoran Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis sonorae)

Observer

hleejones

Date

May 4, 2014 03:20 PM PDT

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What

American Water Frogs (Genus Lithobates)

Observer

tk421_may

Date

March 5, 2023 06:50 AM PST

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

derkrodg

Date

September 8, 2022 10:44 AM PDT

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Date

March 16, 2023 04:52 PM PDT

Description

Alive but dying (cat got it)

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What

Granite Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus orcutti)

Observer

packardr90

Date

March 13, 2023 10:31 AM PDT

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What

African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis)

Observer

kimssight

Date

September 26, 2022 03:21 PM PDT

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What

Garter Snakes (Genus Thamnophis)

Observer

myrandayoung

Date

October 2016

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Date

April 26, 2022 01:23 PM PDT

Place

Home (Google, OSM)

Description

Snake was falling down a small slope and western fence lizard came and grabbed it

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What

Spiny Lizards (Genus Sceloporus)

Observer

sarahjunebug

Date

July 14, 2022 01:35 PM PDT

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What

Pacific Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus ssp. amabilis)

Date

April 2011

Description

Prey source found nearby in form of Slender Salamander. May be small range extension into the valley for this species.

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What

Pacific Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus ssp. amabilis)

Date

April 2011

Description

hyper-melanistic ring-necked snake. Possible range extension.

Slender Salamanders Present at this location, prey source. Possible range extension.

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What

Gold Dust Day Gecko (Phelsuma laticauda)

Observer

ashbugg

Date

April 15, 2022 02:45 AM PDT

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What

California Newt (Taricha torosa)

Observer

cdegroof

Date

December 2022

Description

A very emaciated newt

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What

Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans)

Observer

rkharwood

Date

November 21, 2019 11:14 AM PST

Description

Madrona Marsh

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What

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Observer

kimssight

Date

May 19, 2021 07:29 AM PDT

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What

Wild Water Buffalo (Bubalus arnee)

Observer

janeyd

Date

May 2011

Place

Sri Lanka (Google, OSM)

Description

With Shrub Frog on nose?

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What

Domestic Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)

Observer

szimpla

Date

March 1, 2019 06:37 AM +0530

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What

Striped Racer (Masticophis lateralis)

Observer

maxo

Date

October 8, 2022 12:31 PM PDT

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What

Santa Cruz Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. pumilus)

Observer

ljbrenner

Date

December 2020

Description

Came across this young gopher snake locked in battle with a loggerhead shrike. Moments after I took this photo the shrike returned and carried off the snake.

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What

Western Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor ssp. mormon)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 27, 2022 04:14 PM PDT

Description

I came across this unusual scene while hiking back to my car this afternoon. What I think is happening here is that the racer probably tried to predate the alligator lizard, only to have the alligator lizard clamp down on the snake's head. When I came upon them, the snake wasn't moving much. I sat and watched for a bit, but then noticed a mountain biker coming down the trail. When I stood up so he could see me, I must have startled the lizard, because all of a sudden the snake got free, and zipped off into the tall grass on the side of the trail. After a second or two, the alligator lizard also dashed off, albeit in the other direction. I felt a little badly about disturbing the situation, but really there was a good chance one or both animals would have been run over by the biker, who was demonstrating his species' usual level of spatial awareness. (ie none whatsoever. I'm still not sure he ever saw me.) All in all, it was quite a surprising encounter.
(@gregpauly, I thought you might be interested in this one, since it shows the jaw strength of a Northern Alligator lizard from a different angle than the one we know from mating lizards.)

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What

Italian Wall Lizard (Podarcis siculus)

Observer

scubabruin

Date

September 24, 2022 09:39 AM PDT

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What

Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum)

Observer

smartrf

Date

September 19, 2022 05:01 PM PDT

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What

Greenhouse Frog (Eleutherodactylus planirostris)

Observer

lilshroomhunter

Date

July 8, 2022 10:43 AM PDT

Description

Found and released

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

erinjohnson

Date

August 9, 2022 02:08 PM PDT

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What

Northern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea)

Observer

fathernikki

Date

July 27, 2022 09:23 AM PDT

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

donroberson

Date

May 21, 2022 12:17 PM PDT

Description

So. Alligator Lizard just caught by Common Raven at edge of Hwy 1 at "Sea-lion overlook," a famed spot to view California Condor [several present at this moment]

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

cspnl

Date

March 30, 2022 04:08 PM PDT

Description

Salt & Pepper, at sidewalk level again. He may have been hiding near the sweet alyssum or bird of paradise and came out when I was watering.

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What

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)

Observer

chrisdean

Date

July 22, 2022

Description

I believe this yellowlegs is eating an African-clawed frog.

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

laiahbanks

Date

July 4, 2022 12:19 PM PDT

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What

Sonoran Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis sonorae)

Observer

deborah20

Date

June 6, 2022 01:41 PM PDT

Description

@alazon
@gregpauly
@sanjoaquinserpents
Please confirm or refute: is this another Sonoran Spotted Whiptail

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

david102

Date

May 28, 2022 01:22 PM PDT

Description

Love the tail bite to avoid predation. Mt. D is heaven!

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

jmillsand

Date

May 23, 2022 01:06 PM PDT

Description

First observed alive but struggling before being eaten by the striped racer. Snake is included in a separate observation

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What

Striped Racer (Masticophis lateralis)

Observer

currantanne

Date

April 13, 2022 11:13 AM PDT

Description

Eating Western fence lizard. Dropped lizard when tried to get closer picture of snake head. Didn’t even realize had lizard til dropped it. Lizard was still breathing, came by a bit latter and lizard gone as well as snake. Temp 61

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What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

Observer

currantanne

Date

April 13, 2022 11:14 AM PDT

Description

Lizard Striped racer dropped. Previous observation. Temp 61

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What

Desert Iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis)

Observer

tothemax

Date

April 27, 2022 12:27 PM PDT

Description

this observation is for the prey

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What

Orange-throated Whiptail (Aspidoscelis hyperythrus)

Observer

amarillas

Date

May 2022

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What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

Observer

kimssight

Date

December 16, 2020 10:49 AM PST

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What

Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

Observer

maiz

Date

May 2022

Description

Photos by Julio Connolly