Many people recoil (pun intended) at the mere mention of a snake, while the actual sighting of such a monster sends them scurrying for cover. Occasionally, though, the object of this terror is a perfectly innocent reptile, the eastern glass lizard.
About the author
Larry Davenport holds a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Alabama. He is a professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Samford University in Birmingham, where he teaches courses on general botany, plant taxonomy, and wetlands. In 2007, he was named Alabama Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Davenport has contributed his Nature Journal column to Alabama Heritage since 1993. This column inspired his award-winning book Nature Journal (University of Alabama Press, 2010).