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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Minniture Dynnosaur.

Took this photo of a Skink while I was sitting on my veranda yesterday.

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This skink is walking across a vertical wall as easily as you would walk across your living room floor. Note the iridescent colours reflected from it's scales. When attacked by other animals skinks are able to shed their tail, which thrashes about distracting the attacker allowing the skink to escape. It doesn't take too long and the skink grows a new tail. 

1 comment:

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

We have Alligator Lizards that operate the same way. Don't know if the Skink does push-ups, but the AL's do out on the front deck driving our cats bonkers. The cats can only get as far as the front screen door. They're indoor cats.