Quigley the blue tongue skink


Scientific Name: Tiliqua scincoides scincoides

Status: Least Concern

Quigley's Story: Quigley was placed with SWI from a fellow nonprofit organization.

Facts: When a threatened by a predator the Blue Tongue Skink opens its mouth and sticks out its bright blue tongue. In nature colors such blue, red, and yellow are warning signs to other animals that may indicate another animal is venomous. However, the  Blue Tongue Skink is harmless and nonvenomous and uses it's tongue to trick a potential predators. 

Range: Australia (coastal woodlands and forests)

Conservation: Common throughout Australia both in rural and urban areas the Blue-Tongue Skink are often prey to indigenous animals such as snakes and kookaburras. 

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