Bobtail skink - Bluetongue lizard - shingleback by maureenpp

Bobtail skink - Bluetongue lizard - shingleback


Bobtail skink - Bluetongue lizard - shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa is a short-tailed, slow moving species of blue-tongued skink found in Australia, 3 of the subspecies are only found in Western Australia. Bluetongues are not dangerous and are beneficial in reducing garden pests such as snails. They are not poisonous and will not chase you. They will not bite, unless you place your finger near their mouths


They have been known to kill and eat snakes.


About 10 % of the population are killed annually on roads, not always accidentally. They are comparatively slow moving, and can be killed while feeding on the road.
This is a nice shot of this lizard
October 8th, 2018  
Great capture
October 8th, 2018  
Beautiful. Great capture. They look a little different from ours in the eastern states but of course much of our wildlife is a bit different from yours. Another fav and follow.
October 9th, 2018  
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