Alligator lizards can be found in almost any habitat throughout much of California and being fairly large, they are frequently seen in yards and garages throughout our area. As with all of our lizards, they are beneficial to a garden’s well balanced ecosystem.
Recently, Alligator Lizard eggs have been hatching in the GNG. These hatchlings can easily be mistaken for skinks, as they are very thin and small with smooth shiny skin, making them look very different than their large, thick scaly parents. It’s hard to imagine this tiny lizard will someday be a such a fierce-looking predator.