Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Amphisbaena alba
Giant Amphisbaenid

Loreto Province, Peru
January 11, 2011

Quite possibly the coolest find on my trip to Peru.  Uncommonly seen, this lizard was found swimming across a small creek running through the forest.  It did not bite anyone, but I don't recall anyone getting their hands close to the lizard's mouth - it looked like it could put a pretty good twist on a finger.











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