Geographical Range Eastern Europe to central Asia
Habitat Brushlands to open forests
Scientific Name Pseudopus apodus
Conservation Status Not listed by IUCN

If you thought this was a snake, guess again. It's a legless lizard. You can tell it apart from a snake by its ear openings and eyelids, neither of which are found in snakes. Legless lizards are found in many parts of the world. Adults are usually uniform in color, from a light yellow to a dark brown. Newly hatched young are vividly marked.