Aw yeah! Finally saw another Alligator Lizard. It's been a couple years and I've been wanting to find one because they're rather awesome and damn photogenic. Last time I saw one I didn't have any good camera gear. This guy was very obliging and I thank him.
He's a California Alligator Lizard. Actually, a Sierra Alligator Lizard. Check out his fancy saffron color, that's a pretty nice hue, eh? I found him crossing a trail last week near Nevada City, CA. He was fairly small for an alligator lizard. Zac and I saw one in Texas that was 16 inches long. This guy was smaller, probably mainly because some of his tail had been bitten off. It looked like it was already starting to grow back though Macro Monday