This fast, alert lizard is a ground dweller and don't usually climb trees. Also called "field-streaks" and "sand lappers," racerunners are close kin to the whiptail lizards you might know from the western United States.
Missouri's longest species of lizard is often called a "glass snake" because it is long, slender, and legless. However, glass lizards are true lizards, with eyelids and ear openings; snakes have neither of these characteristics.
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