Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ZooWeird 49

A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.

Mexican Mole Lizard: It looks like a crazy scientist somehow combined a lizard, an earthworm and a snake. The Mexican mole lizard belongs to the Amphisbaenia suborder, a group of usually legless reptiles, composing over 180 extant species. These little critters occur exclusively in the Baja California peninsula of Mexico, with their habitat ranging from extreme southwestern Baja California State through western Baja California Sur, to the Isthmus of La Paz and the western Cape Region. (All animal info from

They live in Baja—only place—
Where they have room—oh, lots of space!—
To bask in sun (if that’s the case).

They have a lengthy, slender bod
(Which really isn’t all that odd—
Give Darwin’s theory, here, a nod).

But still—despite the facts I’ve read—
Despite what scientists have said—
I do not want one in my bed!

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