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First off, its a lizard without legs! But it does have eyelids and ears, 2 obvious characteristics that tell you it's not a snake. The tail on these guys is very long, and they'll drop it like lizards do if they think they need to in order to get away from you. Dorsal patterns vary, but typically have these long dark and light alternating stripes. Like skink-relatives, they're also very glossy and smooth.
These guys tend to like grasslands. Ophisaurus are not the only skink-like lizards to lose their legs, and one thing about nearly all legless lizards is that they evolved in grasslands where legs just trip you up. They do also burrow though, so I also tend to find them in places where they had to come above ground in order to cross a road or trail.
Look up Lialis lizards in AU for another legless lizard example. This one was found on the Aransas NWR.