This tricky creature is neither a snake nor a worm, wildlife officials say. what is that?


A Small creature without legs You can find it slipping through inches of soil and coverings.

According to wildlife officials, this could be fooling the Californian people by their appearance, rather than snakes and worms.

“It can look fooled,” the US Fish and Wildlife Service said on Facebook on April 6. “At first glance, this reptile may look like a snake, but it’s actually a lizard. To be precise, it’s a California legless lizard!”

Creatures look much like snakes, but they can do two things that snakes can’t. Blinking and removing the tail.

The· California footless lizard According to wildlife officials, there are movable eyelids that can blink. According to the Los Padres Forest Watch, snakes have no eyelids.

“California’s legless lizards can deliberately cut off their tail ends to trick predators, a skill not found in the average snake,” said a Forest Watch official. I will.

The lizards are about 4-7 inches long and the scales are shiny, Rospadres Forest Watch officials said on their website. They can be metallic silver, beige, brown, or black.

Footless lizards in California can be found in most of the state.The· US Forest Service Lizards said they can be found up to 6,000 feet above sea level, from Antioch to Baja California, Mexico.

Wildlife officials also said legless lizards can be found in Salinas River National Wildlife Sanctuary In California, it spans 367 acres along the Central Coast.

It can be found in large areas, but some people had never heard of the creature before the Fish and Wildlife Service posted about it.

“Interesting creatures,” said one on Facebook. “It really looks like a snake, a slender thing, or an earthworm. First, I’ve heard of lizards without legs.”

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