I spotted a juvenile alligator lizard winding its way along a gravel path and it looked so much like a snake. I thought, “What is THAT…I have to catch it.” So I did. I would have sworn it was a skink, but the alligator lizards aren’t even in the same family; they’re in the Anguidae, which also includes glass lizards, which look EVEN MORE like snakes given that they don’t have any legs.
Apparently, the adults have a nasty bite, so I was lucky to catch a juvenile!
I did spot this adult a couple of days later but I couldn’t catch it. It looks like it was almost caught before, from the looks of its tail.