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  Common Bluetongue
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SKINK
Family SCINCIDAE
 
Description:
The Common bluetongue has a triangular or diamond shaped head with a robust body, short tail and a blue tongue. This skink ranges in colour from grey to light brown to dark brown, with a series of darker crossbands along the body.
 
Size:
Adults 45 - 55 cm
 
Behaviour:
When threatened, the Common Bluetongue will arch it's back, hiss loudly and flick it's tongue.
 
Prey:
Vegetable matter, insects and snails.
 
Reproduction:
Females give birth to up to 25 young.
 
 
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