Burton’s Legless lizard removed after a case of mistaken identity

This slender lizard species is often mistaken for a snake given they are often a brown colour and lack obvious legs. The shape of the head, visible ears and tiny remnant legs are the best ways to differentiate them. We do recommend getting in contact with a professional snake service for identification and removal if you’re unsure. The Burton’s Legless Lizard is a members of the Pygopodid family and eat small skinks. With a fleshy tongue and angular head, they’re always an interesting find. 

This individual was removed from a client’s garden in Tarragindi

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