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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

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roudyrhino

Date

September 22, 2015

Description

Southern pacific rattlesnake eating a very dead kangaroo rat

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What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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kimssight

Date

January 15, 2021 09:35 AM PST

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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molly91945

Date

November 3, 2020 10:41 AM PST

Description

Looks like it’s eating another lizard??

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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

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sarapauly

Date

September 25, 2020 07:11 AM PDT

Description

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake working on a very large breakfast!

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California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

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cdegroof

Date

November 4, 2020 05:58 PM PST

Description

Forwarded to me by a friend

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Coyote Canis latrans

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malcrocker

Date

July 27, 2019 05:24 PM PDT

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Grass Lizards Genus Takydromus

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andycuevas

Date

October 26, 2020 02:50 PM PDT

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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williamsfamily

Date

October 17, 2020 04:17 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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kimssight

Date

December 2, 2019 09:14 AM PST

Description

The prey of the AMKE

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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kimssight

Date

November 6, 2019 12:46 PM PST

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Brown Widow Latrodectus geometricus

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danielpriore

Date

September 12, 2020 10:30 AM PDT

Description

Brown widow with alligator lizard

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What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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scubabruin

Date

September 27, 2020 10:22 AM PDT

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What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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scubabruin

Date

September 2, 2020 10:37 AM PDT

Description

observed at top of California Buckwheat among the flowers, then it scampered deeper into the plant when I moved closer

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San Diego Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii

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keirmorse

Date

April 20, 2019 01:30 PM PDT

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Chinese Mantis Tenodera sinensis

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mangoverde

Date

August 18, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Battle of the non-natives. I heard some movement in the vegetation and found this Chinese Mantis trying to capture a Common Wall Lizard. The lizard was able to escape.

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Bobcat Lynx rufus

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rogerhine

Date

August 17, 2020 05:57 PM PDT

Description

found this bobcat killing then eating a rattlesnake

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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knight17

Date

August 14, 2020 05:04 PM PDT

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What

Brown Widow Latrodectus geometricus

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kimssight

Date

August 13, 2020 04:27 PM PDT

Description

The power went off at our house. My husband went out to check the circuit breakers and came in and told me there was a black widow. I snapped some pics but saw the egg sac that said brown widow. I decided to check back today. That spider looked so black. More egg cases (no spider). But I noticed a treasure trove of victims below the web. Tropical house cricket, Woodlouse hunter, Masked Chafer, and others? There is a thick web that goes out through the bottom of the box where the power comes in. I cleared the egg sacs. Sorry spider not a good place. I will check back again tomorrow because I didn't see her.

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Garnot's House Gecko Hemidactylus garnotii

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glenyoshida

Date

August 13, 2020 12:56 PM PDT

Description

This 2 inch baby was under the trash can. I thought they were long gone from my property, since I haven’t seen one in 5 years or so. I guess they are still reproducing.

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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

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squirrelbait

Date

October 9, 2019 01:23 PM HST

Description

Eating his dinner. He was disturbed by a Yellow Jacket, wanting a share. The Yellow Jacket stung the snake, possibly in his eye!

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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

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trangnguyen1

Date

August 8, 2020 09:48 AM PDT

Description

Found on the way to Eagle Rock in Topanga forest, starting from Trippet Ranch (youtube videos below). The two male rattle snakes combatting! Some said there was a female on close by. The two snakes are very fat! Didn’t rattle while combatting. Observed by Trang Nguyen, Andrew Griffith, Kevin Robinson, Jonathan Marcotte, Emily Zakem and Xuelian Chen
YouTube for videos: https://youtu.be/l9btIG1Gnos

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California Striped Racer Masticophis lateralis ssp. lateralis

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cwbrown

Date

July 27, 2020 01:34 PM PDT

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California Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. multicarinata

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dsacer

Date

July 15, 2020 07:20 AM PDT

Description

Being eaten by California King Snake - snake observation is https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/53153665

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What

Southern Grasshopper Mouse Onychomys torridus

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desertsolitude

Date

July 12, 2020 09:57 PM PDT

Description

The subject of this photo is the mouse. I saw it carrying a dead horned lizard across the road and onto the shoulder to eat! 89 degrees at 9:57pm.

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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mhedin

Date

May 15, 2020 04:45 PM PDT

Description

found this gator lizard with the Scelop in grasp; returned with the camera, the gator lizard had let go, but the Sceloporus later died

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What

House Wren Troglodytes aedon

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keimwj

Date

July 27, 2017 12:22 PM EDT

Description

27 Jul 2017.
John Heinz NWR, Philadelphia Co, PA.
Apparently trying to eat a snake! I didn't realize what was going on when I took these shots, and I don't know the final outcome...

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What

Sale's Banana Spider Cupiennius salei

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martinmandak

Date

March 21, 2018

Description

2 different individuals with a different prey -- the second one with a small lizard

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What

Coast Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis multifasciata

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saraclementina

Date

June 13, 2020

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California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

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benserdy

Date

June 23, 2020 08:44 PM PDT

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What

Red Diamond Rattlesnake Crotalus ruber

Date

March 16, 2015

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What

California Striped Racer Masticophis lateralis ssp. lateralis

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cdegroof

Date

June 17, 2020 12:16 PM PDT

Description

Observation and photos sent to me by a neighbor, Y. Jin.

I questioned further and received the additional photos and following explanation. What's neat, too, is that the Elgaria has its tail in the first photos, but then at some point, dropped the tail, and the snake also ate the drop tail once it was done with the Elgaria.

"And YES the snake won, but it took some time since the lizard did indeed bite the snake as well! Also after the snake finally swallowed the lizard, it ate the lizard's tail which had fallen off as well."

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii

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cdegroof

Date

June 17, 2020 12:16 PM PDT

Description

Observation and photos sent to me by a neighbor, Y. Jin.

I questioned further and received the additional photos and following explanation. What's neat, too, is that the Elgaria has its tail in the first photos, but then at some point, dropped the tail, and the snake also ate the drop tail once it was done with the Elgaria.

"And YES the snake won, but it took some time since the lizard did indeed bite the snake as well! Also after the snake finally swallowed the lizard, it ate the lizard's tail which had fallen off as well."

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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sbstrongbeach

Date

June 16, 2020 04:06 PM PDT

Description

I think interrupted something

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What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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john8

Date

June 7, 2020 09:18 AM PDT

Description

Prey to a Southern Alligator Lizard, observed on the front pathway at our house in La Crescenta, Los Angeles Co., CA.

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What

San Francisco Alligator Lizard Elgaria coerulea ssp. coerulea

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jmaughn

Date

June 14, 2020 02:41 PM PDT

Description

Eating a centipede

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What

Belding’s Orange-throated Whiptail Aspidoscelis hyperythrus ssp. beldingi

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streetmorrisart

Date

June 8, 2020 12:09 PM PDT

Description

The part of their courtship I observed consisted of the male and female darting out from the garden, begin circling each other closely and then him locking her in a tight embrace with his mouth.  About ten minutes later, she wiggled away.  Another one was spotted nearby that had lost part of its tail, though regeneration was visible so it wasn't a fresh wound.  

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii

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john8

Date

June 7, 2020 09:18 AM PDT

Description

Observed with prey Western Fence Lizard on the front pathway at our house in La Crescenta, Los Angeles Co., CA.

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San Diego Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii

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waldenexplorer

Date

May 30, 2020 01:33 PM PDT

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Sierra Nevada Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. platensis

Date

May 22, 2020 05:52 PM PDT

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Sierra Alligator Lizard Elgaria coerulea ssp. palmeri

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jonhakim

Date

May 30, 2018 01:02 PM PDT

Description

Raven eating Sierra Alligator Lizard. This observation featured in https://bangkokherps.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/california-waters-what-can-be-restored/

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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catullus

Date

May 22, 2020 05:20 PM PDT

Description

preying on a western fence lizard?

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San Diegan Legless Lizard Anniella stebbinsi

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plex_is

Date

May 6, 2020 10:41 PM PDT

Description

Caught by a brown widow

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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

Date

July 7, 2005

Description

Eating fledgling mockingbird

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California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

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johnpeery

Date

May 12, 2020 07:38 PM PDT

Description

Juvenile eating a western fence lizard.

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What

San Diego Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. annectens

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milliebasden

Date

May 10, 2020 03:59 PM PDT

Description

Gopher snakes mating (? see comment below) in backyard for at least 1.5 hours (I did not watch the whole time, but had to keep dog inside until they decided to go back to the canyon). Video taken with phone:
https://youtu.be/EwRPn0ePzJg

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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herpingwestusa

Date

May 9, 2020 05:19 PM PDT

Description

2 tales!!

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Northern Alligator Lizard Elgaria coerulea

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walkerbrown

Date

May 8, 2020 01:13 PM PDT

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Northern Alligator Lizard Elgaria coerulea

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diviana

Date

December 7, 2019 09:45 AM UTC

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Coastal Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris ssp. stejnegeri

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andreacala

Date

May 4, 2020 12:25 PM PDT

Description

Coastal Whiptail with a Jerusalem Cricket (which are neither true crickets nor true bugs, nor are they native to Jerusalem).

For the cricket: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44975110.

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Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

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netviper

Date

December 24, 2019 12:37 PM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

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dendrocygna

Date

October 14, 2019 03:04 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Didn't respond when in proximity to my finger and walked slowly. Just not looking good overall.

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California Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. multicarinata

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joannachen80

Date

April 29, 2020 02:05 PM PDT

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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tatianaromerol

Date

April 26, 2020 12:54 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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mc_california

Date

April 26, 2020 11:32 AM PDT

Description

Sadly one of the neighbors cats is allowed out and has a strong hunting instinct. I’ve seen it chase lizards, squirrel even a pair of ducks. This guy didn’t make it but I rescued the big alligator lizard in my next observation.

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San Diego Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii

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shawncarroll

Date

September 17, 2013 08:31 AM PDT

Description

Found desiccated near brown widow web.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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wally57

Date

April 22, 2020 01:02 PM PDT

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Great Basin Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes

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finatic

Date

April 18, 2020 01:24 PM PDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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kgerner

Date

April 9, 2020

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

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martinthomas3

Date

March 28, 2020 02:14 PM PDT

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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jasonggoldman

Date

April 4, 2020

Description

Gunk on toepads

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San Francisco Alligator Lizard Elgaria coerulea ssp. coerulea

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ungerlord

Date

February 29, 2020 10:11 AM PST

Description

Terrible photos, but you can see the alligator lizard being eaten by the harrier. Harrier observation here:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/39387747

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

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pbsands

Date

April 22, 2006 03:32 PM PDT

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

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tiwane

Date

March 6, 2020 01:09 PM PST

Description

@gregpauly saw two mating Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes and called us over, but unfortunately by the time we got there they'd gone into a hole. Looks closely and there are two rattles here.

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San Diego Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii

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fowlivia

Date

June 30, 2013 04:04 PM PDT

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

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felak70

Date

March 15, 2016 02:51 AM PDT

Description

fighting for hunting grounds

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

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natureinla

Date

October 20, 2017

Description

Observation and photo by ruthiebones, sent via instagram #natureinla

two rattlesnakes, either mating or fighting

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What

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

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merrikbush

Date

October 1, 2019 04:31 PM PDT

Description

I captured these two males fighting in Shell Ridge. I filmed for 16 minutes. The vanquished male bit the victor just before curling up in defeat. Both survived. You can see a spot of blood on the head in the third photo. After they both rested a bit, they each slithered off in different directions. I did not spy the female's den, but she was no doubt in the vicinity. I had snake expert Harry Greene view and confirm the video. I was surprised by the number of Youtube videos out there describing this behavior as mating. I thought they were mating at first as well.

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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asofiagr

Date

February 24, 2020 03:48 PM PST

Description

No, you're not dreaming. It's an adult Western Fence Lizard eating a juvenile Alligator Lizard.

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Baja California Tree Frog Pseudacris hypochondriaca

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tothemax

Date

February 22, 2020 11:24 AM PST

Description

This observation is for the frog. Was caught by an egret.

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San Francisco Alligator Lizard Elgaria coerulea ssp. coerulea

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jmaughn

Date

February 28, 2019 11:46 AM PST

Description

Being used by a San Francisco Garter Snake as a pillow. There was no predation occurring here. The snake never acted aggressively towards the lizard. They just slept like this until the lizard wandered off.

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San Francisco Alligator Lizard Elgaria coerulea ssp. coerulea

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jmaughn

Date

October 13, 2019 02:20 PM PDT

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Northern Alligator Lizard Elgaria coerulea

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natureali

Date

September 21, 2012 04:17 PM PDT

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Flat-tailed House Gecko Hemidactylus platyurus

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spidercody

Date

October 23, 2019 04:15 PM PDT

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Cuban Tree Frog Osteopilus septentrionalis

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lemonbee

Date

October 6, 2019 07:08 PM PDT

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Brown Anole Anolis sagrei

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kuchipatchis

Date

September 28, 2018 06:40 PM EDT

Description

eating a smaller one of the same species

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San Diego Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii

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sforeman

Date

October 18, 2019 02:31 PM PDT

Description

In NHM Nature Gardens near East gate/rotunda steps

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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scottmarnoy

Date

October 5, 2019 10:31 AM PDT

Description

Poorly focused photo of an adult that has captured and killed a hatchling.

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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cspnl

Date

September 30, 2019 01:46 PM PDT

Description

Tiny one curled up, found in spider web at rain gutter downspout. Mummified. Quarter added for size reference.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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yetikat

Date

September 16, 2019 06:39 AM PDT

Description

Had been dropped out of a widow web. Lawn shrimp was also in the web. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32871996

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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cspnl

Date

September 29, 2010 06:52 AM PDT

Description

Small lizard and spider battled in the garage. Both lost.

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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cspnl

Date

October 3, 2013 12:55 PM PDT

Description

Dead small alligator lizard found rolled up, in spider webs, in Air Conditioner unit installed same year, put on nasturtium leaf for size comparison. Donated it to Friendship Park for their nature center collection.

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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cspnl

Date

October 16, 2015 01:11 PM PDT

Description

Little one looked like it may be caught in spider web, I got it out of there. (I had one years ago that tangled with a spider and both lost the battle-didn't want this guy to die too.) Sorry the picture isn't better. Once free from the web, he went up the wall, about 6 feet high where I couldn't get another picture. This is one of this years hatchlings.

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Belding’s Orange-throated Whiptail Aspidoscelis hyperythrus ssp. beldingi

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kclarksdnhmorg

Date

August 29, 2016 05:03 PM HST

Description

Hatchling rescued from black widow spider web. SVL 30 mm.

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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natureinla

Date

September 3, 2016 04:42 PM PDT

Description

"Lizard caught in spider web. It was alive (when we saw it) and my four-year-old grabbed it. Luckily, he didn't squeeze too hard and we set it free under the rosemary. From there it disappeared."

  • Leah Kemp

Observation and photos by Leah Kemp.

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Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. flaviventris

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drewrdavis

Date

June 18, 2008

Description

Juvenile Coluber constrictor dead in spider web (Parasteatoda tepidriorum: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/4657479). Photo by Mark Dahlhoff.

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Common Five-lined Skink Plestiodon fasciatus

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dacodington

Date

August 28, 2018 07:59 PM EDT

Description

blue-tail skink caught in a spider's web with the spider feeding

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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flemingsafaris

Date

October 10, 2013 10:18 AM CDT

Description

Black and Yellow Argiope spider eating house lizard.

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Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis

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watchandsee

Date

September 10, 2019 03:36 PM PDT

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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natstin

Date

September 7, 2019 04:44 PM PDT

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California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

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cdegroof

Date

September 10, 2019 12:31 PM PDT

Description

Photo and observation by E.A.

Found by front door upon coming home. Outcome is not known.

Duplicate observation uploaded for the alligator lizard: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32507726

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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cdegroof

Date

September 10, 2019 12:31 PM PDT

Description

Photo and observation by E.A.

Found on front doorstep upon returning home. Outcome is unknown.

Duplicate observation uploaded for the king snake: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32507668

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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yetikat

Date

September 8, 2019 01:31 PM PDT

Description

Removed this desiccated juvenile alligator lizard from a brown widow web

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii

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cjackson

Date

August 29, 2019 07:12 PM PDT

Description

Big specimen, just emerging at sunset from this rat bait station. Perhaps it slept there during the day.

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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tylerwu22

Date

July 9, 2019 10:10 AM PDT

Description

Had a split tail

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Western Banded Gecko Coleonyx variegatus

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mi2camatt

Date

August 15, 2019 08:49 PM PDT

Description

Eastern edge of the Sespe in the Agua Blanca Creek.

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California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

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jamieboring

Date

May 17, 2014

Description

King snake was seen eating a gopher snake. It was off the side of the trail near the parking lot at reservoir canyon.

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What

California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

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sdnhm

Date

April 21, 2016 12:45 PM PDT

Description

Photos and observation by Lorna L. Walsh.

California Kingsnake eating Mourning Dove eggs.

Published:
Hollingsworth, B. D., and L. L. Walsh. 2016. Lampropeltis califoniae (California Kingsnake). Diet/Oophagy. Herpetological Review 47: 684.

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What

California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

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wes12

Date

June 22, 2019 03:50 PM PDT

Description

Eating a mouse

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What

California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

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gheaton

Date

June 30, 2018

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Western Black Widow Latrodectus hesperus

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smac

Date

August 10, 2016 10:45 AM PDT

Description

Eating a snake