Glass lizards have no legs, so many people would assume they are snakes. But unlike snakes they have ears and movable eyelids and various other anatomical features that show their lizardness. The name "Glass Lizard" comes from the ease with which their tails drop off at the slightest provocation. Some predators are distracted by the wriggling tasty tail, allowing the lizard to make its escape.
For more about the wildlife of Lake Woodruff, check out Dr. May's web guide to this refuge.
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