Black Roughneck Monitor
I am a monitor lizard and people love to touch my beady scales. Often I will flick my long tongue right onto the back of your hand, to get a good sniff. Since I am still new at this, I do best when my new "mom" holds me. But I don't mind being touched and I love being outside, so I can do indoor or outdoor programs.
What has no legs, is covered with scales, and slithers, but is not a snake? ME! I am a European legless lizard called a Sheltopusik (also Scheltopusik). I go to the programs, but I am a little temperamental, so strangers can sometimes pet me, but not hold me. I certainly don't mind being looked at and I am a fascinating creature!