This alligator lizard was not full grown. He hid in the grass for a while before finally giving me an open shot.
Spent Saturday looking for reptiles and I found quite a few. Here are some of my photos.
Western fence lizards were out sunning themselves on the many rock piles.
Here’s a classic fence lizard.
A few snakes were circulating. I found one whipsnake.
This whip snake didn’t want to leave and I took several photos.
The Alameda whipsnake is listed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as threatened. http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=C04A
I finally came upon a large rattle snake.
This guy makes a living eating wood rats.
Here he is again.
Plenty of rattles on this guy. No wood rat too big or too small for him.
The next one is not a reptile, but he posed so nice I couldn’t resist.
He stood in the middle of the road and strutted his stuff, but the hens must have been nesting.
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