A proud looking tiliqua scincoides (eastern blue tongue skink) sitting on the decking looking into the lens.
The eastern blue tongue lizard is one of the most familiar reptiles in Australia. Large specimens may reach 60cm in total length. The legs are small and can often be overlooked, a situation which sometimes means the harmless bluetongue, with its large triangular head, is mistaken for a dangerous snake and inadvertently killed. The body is primarily grey or pale brown with around a dozen darker bands around the body and tail. The belly is cream or yellowish-white.
Huge Saltwater Jumping Crocodile in Adelaide River, Darwin, North Territory, Australia
In the murky waters of the Adelaide River, lives the most dangerous reptile in Northern Australia which is the huge saltwater jumping crocodiles. Perched high above the dangers of the crocodiles is a feast of birdlife - white belly sea eagles, magpie, geese, brolgas, spritely dollar birds and hawks (known as kites in the NT). Kingfishers and corellas gather in flocks of hundreds on the marshy floodplains beside the river. Wild pigs and buffalo are often sighted darting in and out of the tall grasses along the river banks.
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The Shingleback Skink (Tiliqua rugosa) is one of the commonly seen large lizard species in western NSW and Queensland. They are commonly encountered in warm weather slowly crossing roads. They are known by many names including bog-eye, pinecone lizard and bobtail.
© ©Henry Cook 2015
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