Critter round-up: weird reptile edition

It’s been a good week for spotting interesting reptiles.

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A skink – apparently a member of the most diverse family of reptiles. I had no idea there were that many skinks in the world!

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Blind snake

This little guy may not look like much – I almost mistook him for a worm at first. But this is actually a member of a very basal lineage of snakes: fossorial, eye-less, and tail-less. Their natural history is fascinating – for more info (and much better photos) check out http://thesmallermajority.com/2014/02/01/mozambique-diary-blind-snakes-of-gorongosa/.

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