Blue-tongue Lizard

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Blue-tongue Lizard
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Backyard Creatures, Native Animals

The Blue-tongue Lizard (Tiliqua scincoides scincoides) eats a wide variety of plants and insects, including funnel web spiders. It shelters at night in leaf litter or under large objects such as rocks.

When threatened, it sticks out its blue tongue which contrasts vividly with the pink mouth. A frightened bluetongue may bite if it is picked up.

The Blue-tongue Lizard has a long body, large head and short limbs and tail. It is silvery grey with blackish bands across its body.