The Shorthead Lance Skink (Acontias
breviceps) is one of several species of legless
lizards. These skinks will reach lengths up to about
10 cm long, but are normally a bit smaller than that.
At first glance, they can easily be confused with
a large earthworm. Like earthworms, the Shorthead
Lance Skink is a pinkish brown color, and burrows
itself in the ground, rarely surfacing.
They are native to the sandy regions of South Africa,
where these lizards burrow through
the sand in hunt of ants and other small insects.