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Day 35. Skink

In September 2012 on September 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Having forgotten to register for the City to Bay (yes, really!), this morning my son and I went to a run/bike ride along the River Torrens.

Hiding in a stretch of railways sleepers we spotted a number of large scurrying skinks. After a bit of research (see Lizards of the Mount Lofty Ranges from nature photography website Andy Down Under), we’ve identified them as White’s Skink (Liopholis whitii). While listed on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species, in South Australia it is abundant and not threatened due to its capacity to live in a variety of habitats.

According to the 9-year old, our next task is to catch one. Think we’ll need to progress to speed training for that to be a success.

[photo taken from Lizards of the Mount Lofty Ranges]

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