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The Blotched Blue-tongued Skink Creative edit (bleach effect) of what is likely to be a Blue-tonged Skink. Blotched Blue-tongued Skink,Oliemeulen,Reptiles,Tiliqua nigrolutea,skink Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

The Blotched Blue-tongued Skink

Creative edit (bleach effect) of what is likely to be a Blue-tonged Skink.

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  1. Looking at the other photos, it doesn't seem very likely to be a Blue-tonged Skink. Posted 6 years ago
    1. I'm wanting to return to this reptile zoo anyway, so hopefully on the 2nd try I will be more sure. Posted 6 years ago
  2. This looks like a monitor to me, blue tongues do not have loose hanging skin and their digits are quite different, small and somewhat puny looking. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks for the feedback. It's been taken five years ago in a reptile zoo, so memory does not serve me well enough to know what it is. I'd normally use the signs in such facilities to be sure, but I think this one slipped through. So you're probably right.
      Any idea which type of monitor it could be?
      Posted 3 years ago

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The Blotched Blue-tongued Lizard is a skink with a fleshy blue tongue which is used to taste the air and scare off potential predators. It is a robust and relatively large member of the skink family that tends to rely on camouflage and bluff as its primary means of defence. However, if cornered or molested, it can put on an impressive and effective defensive display. If further molested, it will bite, but mainly as a last resort; although the bite is painful due to its powerful jaws, the teeth are.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
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Uploaded Mar 16, 2012. Captured Jan 15, 2012 12:57.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/5.6
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 105mm