|MadSci Network: Zoology|
About ten years ago, I was hiking in Northern California and saw a reptile sunning itself by the trail. It appeared to be a snake with legs, or maybe a long thin lizard with only front legs. At the time I imagined it was some kind of lizard, and a friend said it was probably a skink. Recently I tried an extensive web search trying to identify this creature, but to no avail. (to the best of my recollection, it was about 18" long, maybe 1/2 to 3/4 inch in diameter, and maybe 3 inches tall standing up on it's front legs. I believe it was brown or goldish in color) I'm now trying to decide whether the thing is very rare, is described in a way I haven't thought of, or perhaps was a figment of my imagination... or perhaps faulty memory. I suppose it's also possible that it's lack of hind legs was illusory... perhaps it was shedding its skin? Do lizards do that? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Re: Is there a reptile which has only two legs?
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