Discussion in 'Reptile and Amphibian Identification' started by warwolf, Jul 9, 2017.
In the Flinders Ranges, May 2017
Yes, it is a skink, but I'm not sure of the species. We have them in our yard too, as we are right on the doorstep of the Flinders.
It's a keelback!
And the legend continues.
Lucky you haha
Post #3: I obviously mistakenly thought that old chestnut had died a natural death some considerable time ago!
As already verified, it is indeed a skink, the species being Egernia striolata, commonly referred to as the “Tree Skink”. While it regularly utilises hollow trees and exfoliating bark for shelter, it is equally at home in rocky environments that provide crevices for shelter. They are social species, often occurring in pairs, family groups or multiple pairs with some unpaired members.
They're social alright, we don't just have the family but the whole neighbourhood living in our yard I reckon.
Nice skink photo you've taken.