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Skink Lizard

October 4, 2022

The skink lizard It is a fascinating creature that has been roaming the earth dating back some 140 million years. There are approximately 1,275 different species of skink lizards with varying colors, abilities and habitats.  

Fun Facts:

  • Skink lizards have well-defined and strong necks but abnormally small legs. This is one of the characteristics that give them their distinctive look.
  • Because of their small legs, they are often compared to a snake in the way that they move.
  • Skink lizards have incredibly long tails that taper off. This is a defense mechanism that helps it to ward off many predators.
  • Skink lizards love to eat meat, with the primary source of their nutrition coming from insects. They are particularly fond of caterpillars, moths, butterflies, and flies.
  • It is also interesting to note that skink lizards have been known to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables as well.
  • Skink lizards are natural diggers. They often burrow their way through desert tunnels.
  • Skink lizards spend a great deal of their time in tunnels because they feel safe from surrounding predators. Their skin color allows them to blend in with the environment around the tunnel.
  • Skink lizards will often seek shelter in bushes or buildings. You may find some on the ground level of many apartment buildings in a desert region.
  • Skink Lizards have many predators that they must contend with. The most common include other lizards, foxes, hawks, and raccoons.
  • One of the reasons that skink lizards are considered easy prey is that they have a long gestation period.

1 Comment

  1. S.Mclaren

    Thanks for the facts about this lizard!


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