Scientific Name: Ophisaurus apodus

Found In: dry areas in southeastern Europe into southwestern Asia

Size: average 2- 3 feet in length

Diet: Carnivore: insects such as grasshoppers and beetles, small mammals and bird eggs

Threat Level: Not assessed

Facts: Although they look like snakes, they are distinguishable from snakes by their ears and eyelids. These lizards do have very tiny legs, measuring about 2mm long, which aren’t usable.