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Blue-tongued skinks comprise the Australasian genus, Tiliqua, which contains some of the largest members of the skink family (Scincidae). They are commonly called blue-tongued lizards or simply blue-tongues in Australia
Most species are diurnal ground-foraging omnivores, feeding on a wide variety of insects, gastropods, flowers, fruits and berries. The pygmy blue-tongue is again the exception, being primarily an ambush predator of terrestrial arthropods. All are viviparous, with litter sizes ranging from 1-4 in the pygmy blue-tongue and shingleback to 5-24 in the eastern and northern blue-tongues
I found this one, wondering in my back yard, so i decided to "adopt" him/her...as my model and friend for a few days...feeding it raw mince meat,insects etc...,i ended up taking it for a drive outside of the suburbs to release him,in the hope that it had better chances out and away from populated areas.
Spotted on Apr 17, 2011
Submitted on Apr 17, 2011