Tag: reptile

Reader Photos

Licked clean!

Due to a lack of eyelids, geckos use their tongues like windscreen wipers to keep their eyes clean. The red dots around the eye of this southern leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius swaini) are red mites and are harmless in small numbers.

Wildlife

Nangur spiny skink

Known in only two populations located are over 30km apart, the Nangur spiny skink is at risk from habitat destruction and feral animals.