Blue-tongued Skink Tiliqua scincoides

As its name implies, this lizard has a very colorful tongue! It may be flashed at would-be predators as a warning.

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ORIGIN:
Australia and New Guinea

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HABITAT:
Scrub forests and grasslands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
17 oz
Length: 13 in

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DIET:
Insects and fruits

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PREDATORS:
Birds and snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Powerful bite

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay about 10 eggs at one time

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 20 yrs

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