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AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Skink in the Boneo Wetlands


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A skink in the Boneo Maze and Wetlands, Mornington Peninsula.
This particular swamp variety is dwindling fast and is only found in very select areas of south eastern Australia.
For more information, see Swamp Skink Egernia coventryi.
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Camera Critters #141
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Finely marked critter
Depends on thriving wetlands
Amazing shy soul
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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9 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's very cool Gemma! I guess in a vocabulary test I would have sort-of known what a skink was, but I've never even seen a picture of one before. I love stuff like this!!

Ellie said...

Hi Gemma. I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately. Migraines and December - not a good month!

Ooo...that picture gave me the creepy-crawlies. LOL.

Jessica said...

Great close up! We have skinks here in Florida US too. They are neat little reptiles. Somewhere on my blog I have a photo of one of our native skinks, Southeastern Five-lined.
http://themagicalmundane.blogspot.com/2010/07/arcadia-mill-part-2.html
He's about three photos down.

Jessica

http://themagicalmundane.blogspot.com/2010/12/camera-critter-saturday-mouser-series.html

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YummY! said...

Skinks always seem to have such small legs for their fat bodies.

Forgetfulone said...

Nice pic, but snakes just scare me.

Annie said...

What an interesting creature. It looks like a cross between a snake and a lizard. Can't tell the scale too well but I'm thinking they are not very big. Endangered? Do they have live young, lay eggs, what? I'm thinking a breading program must be in progress in a zoo(s) somewhere for young to be released back into the wild. I must go a googling and educate myself.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful markings. It looks like a grass snake (maybe that's what you call a skink?)

Jidhu Jose said...

super shot

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