Meet 'Prysm', the eastern Glass Lizard!


Good morning all! Today I'd like to share with you this beautiful creature which has been dubbed 'Prysm' by @SnekLady. ♥

She was rescued from crossing a busy highway.

You may be thinking, what an interesting snake. You would be thinking WRONG.

Prysm is NOT a snake at all! She is an eastern glass LIZARD!


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Yes, she is a reptile. Yes, she is long and thin and has no legs. Nope, this does not make her a snake! Shocking, I know. What makes her different?


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Well, quite a few things, actually, but we can list a few here.

She has eyelids and can blink.
Her jaw cannot unhinge, nor does she have venom glands.
She has a fleshy tongue rather than the long, forked tongue snakes have.
She cannot constrict prey.
She has ear holes.
Like other lizards, if you grab her by the tail, it will break off! (This is where she gets her name from, people used to think they were made of glass and were breakable as such!)

I can't blame them... she IS shiny!


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Naturally, @SnekLady is in love, whether or not Prysm is an actual snake.

Can you blame her? What a beautiful example of God's creation. ♥


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Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!! ♥


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Comments 30


Wow what a nice critter. What does she eat?

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22.07.2019 17:41
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Thanks!!
In the wild, glass lizards eat mostly insects. They can also eat small baby rodents, boiled egg, and worms. She has got it to eat wet cat food and soldier fly larvae so far.

22.07.2019 20:06
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Nice intro to this fascinating reptile!

22.07.2019 18:29
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Thank you! :D

22.07.2019 20:06
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WOW fascinating i would never have known it was a lizard and it is so beautiful

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22.07.2019 20:45
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Aww thanks!! Yes, it is surprising! If you compare her head to a snakes head, you can see differences pretty easily. Many people had no idea legless lizards exist. :D

24.07.2019 15:06
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I dont think I knew there were legless lizards to be honest and looking again I see what you mean about the head

24.07.2019 16:33
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22.07.2019 22:42
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Thanks!

24.07.2019 15:06
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Prysm is beautiful omg.... I love her! And what a special creature, she looks like a snake but she's actually a lizard omg that is so precious ___

What gorgeous colours, too! AAaaaaaah, I love this post so much XD

23.07.2019 01:38
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Thanks so much!! Yes, her coloring is amazing! We just love her! ♥

24.07.2019 15:06
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Wow. That's one shiny lizard.

23.07.2019 05:06
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Super shiny!

24.07.2019 15:33
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Wow. How cool is that? I'm a sort of a lizard guy, but western varieties. So far as I know all the lizards around here have legs.

It sure is a pretty creature, and bug eaters are always welcome around me...

23.07.2019 10:22
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How cool? Super cool! ;D
THanks! We really like her. I wonder if you have any around there. I was doing a quick search and found the western slender glass lizard, but they only go this far west:

24.07.2019 15:36
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She's beautiful! I'm glad @snek-lady has a new friend!

23.07.2019 13:23
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Thanks!! She dearly loves her. ♥

24.07.2019 15:36
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So cool, really beautiful pictures and thanks for sharing the knowledge as well :)

23.07.2019 19:08
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Thanks so much! It was fun to photograph her. I enjoy doing reptiles anyway, and she was pretty mellow and relaxed. :D

24.07.2019 15:37
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beautiful animal, plus it's not venomous. makes it even better :)

24.07.2019 11:35
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Thanks!! We really enjoy her! ♥

24.07.2019 15:05
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She has eyelids and can blink.
Her jaw cannot unhinge, nor does she have venom glands.
She has a fleshy tongue rather than the long, forked tongue snakes have.
She cannot constrict prey.
She has ear holes.
Like other lizards, if you grab her by the tail, it will break off! (This is where she gets her name from, people used to think they were made of glass and were breakable as such!)

Damn it... if it wasn't for the last one, I would also be a lizard!

24.07.2019 18:35
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LOL!!!
Me too! :D

28.07.2019 21:31
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24.07.2019 23:07
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Yay, thanks so much! ♥

28.07.2019 21:32
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I can so picture someone wearing this bling animal around her neck to go on a night out :)

26.07.2019 15:34
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Haha shes pretty enough to! ;D

28.07.2019 21:32
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It does look beautiful, but even as a lizard it would give me a heart attack if it's close to me.

31.07.2019 14:12
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Haha well I suppose reptiles arent for everyone...

01.08.2019 15:36
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