This Great Basin whiptail, Cnemidophorus tigris tigris, was killed and partially swallowed by a juvenile California king snake, Lampropeltis getula californiae. The lizard was too big to swallow and the snake eventually abandoned it. Desert Tortoise Natural Area, Mojave Desert, California.
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