Legless Lizard

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The legless lizards are part of the Anguidae family, a family of about 80 species, which is largely limited in America.

The European-made Lizard is called the glass-lined ladder and is found in Europe and the center of Asia.

It is found on rocky hills, stone walls, embankments, etc. They are diuni and often active after the rain.

Legless Lizard’s Food

It’s active all day and hunting exclusively on the ground. Fitted with powerful jaws, it hunts the favorite snail without the shell.

In wet regions, molluscs are the most important food of the legless lizard, and in the dry regions the snails.

They play an important environmental role. It is a natural treasure recognized by the population of the Crimean Peninsula.

It feeds on destructive insects in corn crops.

Unfortunately, in most countries, legless lizards are confused with snakes and killed year after year.

Legless Lizard’s Features

The European-sized ladder is the largest of his family, its average length (including the tail) being 2-3m.

He lives over 50 years in captivity.

There are stories that say if shaking will break into pieces, which is not exactly true.

Legless Lizard’s Reproduction

It reaches sexual maturity at 2-3 years. Approximately 50% of the species lay eggs, the rest multiply giving birth to live babies. The breeding season begins late spring. Females deposit 6 to 10 eggs with soft peel that they keep for the entire incubation period. Babies of legless lizards after 6 weeks are 3-6 cm long. After the the baby was born, he is left to hunt for himself.

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