Blue-tongued Skink

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.

Australia

At A Glance

Habitat

Semi-desert, woodlands, scrublands

Diet

Leaves, berries, flowers, insects, snails

Location

Australia