The Eastern glass lizard (Ophisaurus ventralis) is at the northern part of its range at Back Bay. This legless lizard, which can grow to 42 inches, resembles a snake but is quite harmless. Its back is grayish-brown, with dark stripes along the sides. Most adults become greenish. The snake is at home in the park’s maritime live-oak woodlands. Live oaks, like the glass lizard, are common farther south, but are rare in Virginia.
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