Eastern Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus ventralis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Eastern Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus ventralis)

No, it isn’t a snake, but it sure looks like one.

The tail is easily broken off, thus the common name.

diet: insects and larvae, spiders, snails, small snakes, other lizards and the favorite is Grasshopper, a primary prey.

Learn: http://srelherp.uga.edu/lizards/ophven.htm

Here’s a closeup photo of the head of another from a few years back:



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