Blue Tongue Skink
Blue-tongued lizards are the largest members of the skink family. At night they hide among leaf litter or under rocks and logs. Early in the morning blue-tongues emerge to bask in sunny areas before foraging for food. Blue-tongues live alone for most of the year, but between September and November males chase after the females to mate. They are favourite prey for many other reptiles such as monitor lizards or black-headed pythons, as well as eaten by birds of prey and feral cats.
- Up to 60 cm long
- Omnivorous, including eating insects, snails, fruits and other vegetation
- Very slow moving - max 1km/hr
- Woodlands and tussok grasslands
- Sticks its bright blue tongue out with an wide open pink mouth to deter potential predators!