Shingle Back Lizard

With Chris Cook

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Shingle Back Lizard

Tiliqua rugosa

Location: Totally Reptiles, 8/183 Para Road Greensborough

These great lizards have many different common names including Stumpy-tailed Lizard, Boggi, Sleepy Lizard, Bobtail Lizard, Two-headed Lizard and Pinecone Lizard. All of these names actually make a lot of sense, describing this oddly designed animal. At quick glance it be hard to tell which end is the head or tail. It is in fact another species of “blue tongue” and has a large variety of colours in the areas across Australia. They eat vegetables and small animals, but I suspect they’d only be able to catch very slow animals.

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