Bobtail lizard


The bobtail or bluetongue lizard is an omnivorous (plant- and animal-eating) skink, which likes to shelter under dead plants or rubbish and in burrows. Relying on the warmth of its surroundings to maintain body heat, it takes shelter at night and basks in the sun during the day. If you come across a bobtail lizard, don’t be surprised if it hisses and opens its mouth displaying its blue tongue – it is just trying to frighten off a potential predator!