One of the last populations in Australia of this near-extinct reptile is being moved from Canberra to a property 75km south in a do-or-die operation

On the frontline of saving a rare Australian reptile species near Canberra, the essential requirements are a large number of clay tiles, some quick reflexes and the hope that you haven’t accidentally grasped at one of the world’s most venomous snakes.

An unremarkable looking plot of land opposite Canberra’s Exhibition Park is where conservationists are attempting the rescue of the reptile, the vulnerable striped legless lizard.

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Source: Guardian Environment