Are there slow worms or other legless lizards where you live?
Do they cause you discomfort?
Where I live, people don't kill slow worms because they believe slow worms feed on baby snakes. True or not, I often see slow worms in my garden and not a single snake so far, although terrain is good for local vipers.
- JazSincLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
I live in California. I've seen California legless lizards here. There might not be any in my yard this year; I suspect skunks and opossums hear them and dig them up.
They cause me discomfort in two ways:
When I was a kid I picked one up and it bit me. Ouch.
A couple of years back I was digging around in my garden and I accidentally cut one in half. Ewww.
- Anonymous2 weeks ago
Supposedly slow worms live in my general area but I've never come across one. I do a fair bit of conservation volunteering and have a pretty sharp eye for wildlife. I've only ever seen one irl once in my life in Suffolk almost 20 years ago. I can't say that I was discomfitted.
- Anonymous1 month ago
There are legless lizards in California, but I have yet been lucky enough to find one to add to my lifetime list of species I have found in the wild. They spend most of the time underground. Legless lizards eat insects, not snakes. i do not kill animals that eat snakes and in fact one of my most favorite kind of snakes, the California king snake, is a snake eater.