Eastern Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus ventralis)
Fairly common in the NC coastal plain in sandy habitats and pine flatwoods, these snake-like lizards are striped when younger and become speckled (like the one below) as older adults. Glass lizards are legless and can be distinguished from snakes in that the lizards have movable eyelids and ear openings, which can be seen in the lower photograph.
||Brunswick Co., NC|
15 May 2004
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