Eastern Glass Lizard

Eastern Glass Lizard Photo Album

 

Thank you for stopping by the TGO Nature Center’s Eastern Glass Lizard Photo Album. Click on any photo to get a closer look at the unusual lizard.

On March 10, 2015, we were driving on the Black Point Drive at the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge when we saw this “snake” on the road.  We stopped and I got out to take the photos below.  After we got home, I did some research as I was intrigued as the head of this animal didn’t seem to be larger than its body.  Sure enough, it is not a snake but it  is a legless lizard and from what I have read, it gets its name for its ability of its tail to “break like glass” when a predator tries to eat it. The tail will grow back.

Be sure to click on a photo for a closer look and see the series of “dots” down the lines of this legless lizard.  Would you have mistaken this lizard for a snake?

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

TGO Nature Center, Nature, The Great Outdoors, Titusville, Florida, Education, Reptile, Lizard, Eastern Glass Lizard, Photo Album

Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

TGO Nature Center, Nature, The Great Outdoors, Titusville, Florida, Education, Reptile, Lizard, Eastern Glass Lizard, Photo Album

Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

TGO Nature Center, Nature, The Great Outdoors, Titusville, Florida, Education, Reptile, Lizard, Eastern Glass Lizard, Photo Album

Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

TGO Nature Center, Nature, The Great Outdoors, Titusville, Florida, Education, Reptile, Lizard, Eastern Glass Lizard, Photo Album

Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

TGO Nature Center, Nature, The Great Outdoors, Titusville, Florida, Education, Reptile, Lizard, Eastern Glass Lizard, Photo Album

Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

 

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