Backyard Visitor, Seaford Rise South Australia.

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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

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Comments (11)

Sue Mecklenburg on January 22, 2013

Howie how long is this guy? Sue, p.s. like

Howie60 on January 22, 2013

Hi Sue, thanks for the LIKE. This lizard is about 40cm or 13ins long, I can still hear the screams. Greetings from Adelaide South Australia. Howie.

mato angel 1 on February 11, 2013

Are they dangerous?? Ray

Howie60 on February 12, 2013

Hi Ray,no they are not dangerous,only snakes are venomous in Australia. I can still hear the screams...Howie.

Cindy Breen on February 19, 2013

Nice visitor Howie lucky it was friendly :-))


Howie60 on February 19, 2013

Thanks Marion, I can still hear the screams...Howie.

Gabor Retei on March 3, 2013

I think the photographer is lucky that it is going away!

Like it


Howie60 on March 3, 2013

Hi Gabe, thanks for the LIKE.Lucky so far this summer had no snakes...Greetings Howie.

Gabor Retei on March 3, 2013

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fonehome1 on March 24, 2013

Can you still hear the screams? If not, add mine to them! (actually, it's kinda cute upon second look, LOL) Liked :)

Best wishes from Oregon, US,

Howie60 on March 24, 2013

Hi Sharon, thanks for the LIKE and comment.Greetings from Adelaide South Australia.Howie.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 20, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Howie60
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
    • Taken on 2013/01/20 14:27:29
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 18.27mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash