the common skink

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There are over 370 varieties of skinks in Australia, small common lizards that exist prolifically just about everywhere. This is a common type and is around 3 inches, if threatened or trapped they can shed their tail and regrow it later. They are quite territorial and can often be seen guarding in the vicinity of their nest and move very quickly so are difficult to capture.


6 thoughts on “the common skink

    jazzytower said:
    August 7, 2013 at 6:57 am

    He looks like a really cool broach!!

      margosnotebook responded:
      August 13, 2013 at 9:36 am

      be cool if it would just sit on your shirt and keep you company!

    Patricia said:
    August 2, 2013 at 6:37 am

    How clever to lose a part when threatened and then grow it back. I have some parts I would like to lose…but I wouldn’t want to grow them back.

      margosnotebook responded:
      August 6, 2013 at 8:44 am

      ‘D perhapes a new and improved version lol

    Tom said:
    August 1, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    We have skinks come through our garden sometimes (long-talied sun skinks – I think). Beautiful animals. A nice change from the geckos 🙂

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