|At first glance it looks like a snake.|
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Pop Off Its Tail
Last weekend Heather and I wandered around one of our favorite places to hike, Castlewood State Park. On this day we hiked Grotpeter and Lone Wolf Trails. And, we saw a couple of blue tailed skinks. At the time we sighted them, we didn't know what they were. But, we do now, and I suspect we'll see more of them now we know they are there.
Apparently, when this little reptile feels endangered it can pop off its tail. Its tail continues to wiggle drawing the attention of the predator while the little skink makes its escape. I am happy to say, neither of the skinks we saw felt the need to go tail-less.