Statewide. The western slender glass lizard is Oklahoma's only
legless lizard. Although it looks superficially like a snake, it
has both eyelids and external ear openings, features that snakes
never possess. The glass lizard gets in name from the fact
that, like most lizards, it exhibits tail autotomy. That is
it will drop its tail in predator evasion, but the tail will usually
fall, or break, into many pieces, "shattering" like glass.
Due to their nature, it is unusual to see a large slender glass
lizard with its original tail. The regrown tail is usually
shorter and duller in comparison to the original tail, which shares
the bodies striping pattern and is about twice as long as the body
These lizards eat primarily insects, but have been known to take baby rodents from a nest.