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    Hi,

    I found this little guy swimming in our pool. What is he?

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    Where do you guys live around, I heard that you guys have lizards scorpions frogs all over your backyard. The only outside critter I see is the squirrels. We used to have rabbits a couple years ago, but I think the foxes kill all of them.

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    ***twists mouth*** Hmmm... he could be some sort of skink or something...
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    I had the same thought as FTG....My first reaction was "skink."
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    He's just a southern alligator lizard they're highly variable ones I see in cali have a lot of red but the one you got looks like the 2nd picture in my field guide showing the S.gators except the black arrows/dots on the back are reduced
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    Hey,
    Its definetly not a northern alligator lizard (elgaria coerulea) for it lacks the dark shiny brown color. As for the southern alligator lizard (elgaria multicarinata)......I would say a sub species of the below. Straight southerns have a brown/gray look to them or green. The juveniles have to much darker coloring, and a longer tail of yours. So my guess would be elgaria coerulea shastensis, or the shasta alligator lizard. The shasta alligator lizards are usually tan color, with black crossbands.
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    yeap, a little alligator lizard. Very common here in CA. Some stay small, but the average length is anout 5-6 inches, with extremes up to 10 (that was the largest one i saw while herping). Nice looking critter.
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    when i lived in southern cali. i caught a lot of them in the small canyon by or house and let them go in the park by our house...i was only 10 [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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