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The Shingleback (or 'Bobtail') is a solid, slow-moving blue-tongue skink. I am very fond of them as my husband and I had an injured one in permanent care for several years (see http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/136...). This was the first one I had seen in the wild - we went to Granite Island in South Australia to look for them as we know there is a good chance of seeing one there. Shinglebacks come in a wide range of colours, and the short stumpy tail may be to confuse predators but it also a good place to store fat reserves for the lean times.