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Elgaria multicarinata
Elgaria multicarinata
Southern Alligator Lizard
Photographer: William Flaxington

ID: 0000 0000 1201 0348 (2001-12-19)

Copyright © 2008 William Flaxington

  • date of photo  Jul 22, 1995
  • latitude 34.25794   longitude -118.10269   max error distance 161 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Angeles National Forest, West Fork San Gabriel River east of Red Box Ranger Station (Los Angeles County, California, US)
  • notes   When hiking a forest trail an E. multicarinata was noticed in the jaws of California Striped Racer (Coluber lateralis). The snake seized the lizard with its mouth, but the lizard bit hold of the snake’s upper jaw, snout, and eye. It was obvious the adult snake was attempting to consume the lizard, but the lizard got a lucky grip. It was apparent, this baffled the snake, for when approached the snake remained motionless and was simply picked up. While holding the snake, the lizard remained securely fastened to the snake’s mouth and head. It was not until the snake was returned to the ground that they separated, the snake racing off in one direction and lizard scrabbling off in another.
  • photo category: Animal - Reptile

  • common names   Southern Alligator Lizard Southern Alligator Lizard (photographer)
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