Saturday, November 10, 2012

Three-clawed Worm-Skink 10/11/12

Three-Clawed Worm Skink AKA Verreaux's Skink (Anomalopus verreauxii) found today after the moving of large timber fence posts lying down in the grass.  It was very fast moving and hard to get good pictures of it.  Brendon picked it up so we could get a good look at the markings on its head and its little legs for identification purposes, once it was back on the ground it was burrowing away in the soft dirt very quickly.  They feed on soil-dwelling invertebrates. 

 Another newbie for our List!!

Head is hidden amongst bark/soil that was under the logs.


Three-clawed Worm Skink

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    1. Thanks John... another great find under a log and a new one for the species list - always a good day!

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  2. It's always fun to discover new reptiles! Cheers.

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