A friend and I found this Cape Legless Skink while we were out hiking in the area.



Cape Legless Skinks are often confused for snakes because they have no limbs, like most members of the subfamily Acontinae.

Their slender, tube-shaped bodies are golden-brown with tiny black spots. These spots fuse into longitudinal stripes in some specimens.

They are usually found burrowing in dry sand as well as beneath boulders, dead trees and other detritus, and give birth to two to four young in summer.

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