When disturbed the blue-tongued skink puts on quite a display. It puffs up and hisses, then gapes its mouth and sticks out its bright blue tongue in an attempt to startle a would-be predator.
This lizard spends most of its time hidden in leaf litter. The shape of its head and overall coloration is thought to mimic the venomous death adder.
Semi-desert, woodlands, scrublands
Leaves, berries, flowers, insects, snails
Adults / Teens: $8.75
Ages 2 - 12: $5.75
Ages 1 & Under: FREE
3601 Thomas Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70807
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