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Erised is a Glass Lizard

Glass Lizard

Common Name: Glass Lizard

Fun Attribute: We have no legs and resemble snakes, but we are lizards.

Favorite Foods: Carnivore: Eats insects, rodents, frogs, lizards and eggs.

Status: Not Endangered

Activity Pattern: Nocturnal

Life Span: In the wild, they can live from 10 to 30 years.

Habitat: Flatwoods and near wetlands in sandy environments.

Native Region: Found in Southeastern U.S., but Erised is native to Asia.

South Eastern and Central United States

Ambassador Erised the Glass LizardErised is a Glass Lizard. Glass lizards are also referred to as legless lizards (for obvious reasons). The glass lizard is a carnivore or meat eater. They eat insects, rodents, frogs, lizards and eggs. The glass lizard has no legs, but it does have some features that make it distinguishable as a lizard, such as: head shape, eyelids, ears and lack of fork in its tongue. Some species of glass lizards are native to the Southeastern U.S., but Erised is native to Asia.

Fun Facts About Glass Lizard


Glass lizards are very light

Not heavy

Height or Length

Glass Lizards can grow to 4' long.

Longer than a yard stick.


Glass lizards are light brown and yellow with some green.

Their color changes as they grow.

Interesting Facts

They are called Glass Lizards because their tail easily breaks.

Their diet is limited because they cannot unhinge their jaw, like a snake.