Animal IQ

Legless Lizards And Snakes Are Not The Same Thing

If it looks like a snake and slithers like a snake, it still might not be a snake. In fact, "legless lizard" is not just a cute phrase for a python, it's an entirely different creature than a snake. Neither legless lizards nor snakes have arms or legs, but there are key differences between them. Legless lizards can shut their eyes and they have ears—two features snakes lack. Watch the video below and see if you can spot the differences.

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Written by Curiosity Staff April 24, 2017

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