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    Default Snake/lizard ID pls

    We found this beautiful creature at Injisuthi in the Central Drakensberg. Never seen one. Two small legs behind his head and two more way further down his body. Thought it was a snake until we spotted the little legs although it didn't move like a snake.
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    5 toes...Coppery grass lizard, Chamaesaura aenea.
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    Reduced limbs and elongated snake-like body forms have evolved over 25 times independently in squamate reptiles. Pretty useful way to get around.
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    Whoops, careful, don't use the "evolved" word!
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    Thanks Owen.

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