The Florida Worm Lizard is the only amphisbaenian in all of North America! They’re found only in the northern half of Florida.
Amphibaenians are those strange reptiles who have adapted to a life burrowing underground, using their bony skull to plough through the soil.
They’re definitely not snakes, but research is ongoing to find out exactly how they relate to the various groups of lizard.
There used to be lots of amphisbaenians all over the United States, and fossils have been found dating back to just after the extinction of the dinosaurs. Now there’s just one species left, enjoying retirement in Florida.