TPP TS #11 Stumpy the Blue Tongue Lizard who lives in the Garden
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Stumpy the Blue Tongue Lizard has only three legs (the right back leg is only a stump); but, he gets around just fine. He is fond of coming indoors and eating the insects near the living room window; and likes to crawl into the garage sometimes, in search of a cool, dark place to hide (in the film, we close the door so he cannot get caught with the door shut later on). Please enjoy this sweet film, capturing our garden reptile friend enjoying his strolls around the front garden.
Remember that dogs and cats can cause damage or kill these beautiful reptiles – Blue Tongue Lizards are harmless and often kept as pets.
Blue-tongued skinks comprise the Australasian genus Tiliqua, which contains some of the largest members of the skink family (Scincidae). They are commonly called blue-tongued lizards or simply blue-tongues in Australia. As suggested by these common names, a prominent characteristic of the genus is a large blue tongue that can be bared as a bluff-warning to potential enemies. Blue-tongued skinks are bred in captivity and sold as house pets.
Most species are diurnal, ground-foraging omnivores, feeding on a wide variety of insects, gastropods, flowers, fruits and berries. The pygmy blue-tongue is again the exception, being primarily an ambush predator of terrestrial arthropods. All are viviparous, with litter sizes ranging from one to four in the pygmy blue-tongue and shingleback from five to twenty four in the eastern and northern blue-tongues.
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