The glass-snake lizard

   The glass-snake is a peculiar lizard about eighteen inches long. It is found in the Southern States. It has a yellowish green body, with a smooth, shining skin. The glass-snake is perfectly harmless. It takes its name from the peculiarity that, if struck with a stick, its brittle tail flies into several pieces. The slow worm and blind worm of Europe are smaller relatives of this animal. The brown swift or pine lizard of the Southern States is also related.

glass snake

Glass snake