More Likely Snake than Legless Lizard, we believe

Subject: Snake, Worm?
Location: San Antonio, TX
March 29, 2016 11:53 pm
I live in San Antonio, TX, and have seen these little guys around my house about 4-5 times now. It’s been around this fall-spring time where the weather is a bit warm or a bit chilly. I thought it was a worm, but zooming in on the picture, wonder if it might be a snake. I have 3 cats, and the little guy doesn’t move too fast but is very squirmy/wiggly. His squirmy/wiggly movements are pretty quick, though it’s more like a zig zag motion that doesn’t get him very far. I’m mostly concerned what might happen if a kitty catches and eats him. If you’re able to help, I’d greatly appreciate it!
Also, sorry I couldn’t get more pictures. He’s wiggly so it’s hard to get clear ones. I added in the clothespin to help with size.
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Legless Lizard
Snake, we believe

We believe this is a Legless Lizard, though your image does not make an exact identification easy.  If we are correct, the Legless Lizard is harmless.  We haven’t the time right now to research if the Legless Lizard is found in Texas.

Thank you so much! I appreciate the quick response.

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5 thoughts on “More Likely Snake than Legless Lizard, we believe”

  1. Most likely it’s a plains blind snake. They are native to San Antonio and look like skinny earthworms, if earthworms had scales and eye spots.

    • Thanks! I honestly didn’t think of that. If I see another, I’ll do that. He was tough to photograph. He wiggles around a lot but it seems haphazard like he’s got no idea where he’s going or what he’s doing.


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