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PostSubject: Verreauxs Skink   Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:43 pm

These little guys are about the only unusual thing I find in my garden. They live under the mulch so I have to be very careful. There's already been a couple unfortunate accidents involving a digging fork. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad


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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:28 pm

Great Pics .. Amazing when I looked at the pics I thought it was one of those small snakes we had once
Sorry I cannot remember the name, Gail told me what it was .

I have never seen one of those so Thanks for sharing.. thumb2
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:42 pm

If Bubba had not said I would think it was a snake too gasp Shocked Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:48 pm

Yes A close up of its head would have told us different.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:53 pm

Those are my kinda snakes MA Very Happy Do they have fangs Bubba scratch and how long to they grow before I make my mind up completely Question
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:14 pm

Oi have you ever heard of Google... Here is some Goss http://www.wildlifeqld.com.au/Verreaux.html
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:19 pm

The Verreaux skink is lovely and shiny almost looks wet,I've come across them before but not in
Cape York . up here I've seen legless lizards .
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:04 pm

I'm sure a lot of the poor creatures get clobbered by people thinking they are snakes.
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:06 pm

Pitta wrote:
The Verreaux skink is lovely and shiny almost looks wet,.

They're really soft and silky to touch.
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:31 pm

Mary-Anne wrote:
Oi have you ever heard of Google... Here is some Goss http://www.wildlifeqld.com.au/Verreaux.html

Ta, they can be my kinda snakes now Very Happy Very Happy whistle
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:56 am

I haven't seen that one before but have plenty of legless lizards that have given us a fright winky-winky
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:57 am

Same here Gail.. Tony came across one once and swore it was a baby taipan

Mine you he had never seen one in his life...laughing wit tears laughing wit tears
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:25 am

aren't they gorgeous?
we have legless lizards here...but not them (i don't think)
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:29 am

Where you a legless lizard yesterday Tessa whistle Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:15 am

No legless lizard over here,but we do have native lizards though.
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:47 pm

Reminds me of the Blind Snakes at the last place. I haven't seen much in the way of lizards here and hope not to see much in the way of snakes, but have seen one small one when mowing one day.
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PostSubject: Re: Verreauxs Skink   Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:09 pm

Mary-Anne wrote:
Great Pics .. Amazing when I looked at the pics I thought it was one of those small snakes we had once
Sorry I cannot remember the name, Gail told me what it was .

I have never seen one of those so Thanks for sharing.. thumb2

Thats it JW is was a blind snake..
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