European Legless Lizard
Yellowish-brown, snake-like body; absent fore legs; 2-3mm rudimentary hind legs; lateral folds; paler head; indistinct neck. Distinguished from snakes by having eyelids and ears.
Sheds its tail when caught by a predator; the tail shatters into pieces, which give this lizard the “glass lizard” and “glass snake” nicknames.
Snails, insects, lizards, rodents, and other small animals.
Shrublands along the Yarmouk and Jordan Rivers.