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Lizard: Rainbow Skink

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Muzo
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Lizard: Rainbow Skink

Unread post by Muzo » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:50 pm

What lizards are these?

No 1: Spotted this one by the bride at Lower Sabie. Must have been about 40cm

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And this one I saw by Mlondozi, Not quite as big, but it must be one of the prettiest I've seen.

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Thanks!
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Re: Lizard ID help please

Unread post by Imberbe » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:24 pm

The first looks like a giant plated lizard.

The second one looks like the male Rainbow skink. The females have the conspicuous blue tale, while the male has this coppery colour.
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Re: Lizard ID help please

Unread post by Muzo » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:06 pm

Awesome! Thanks! :D

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Re: Lizard ID help please

Unread post by Imberbe » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:07 pm

:thumbs_up:
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Re: Lizard ID help please

Unread post by Bobbi Jane » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:53 am

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I think it to be the same as the lizard pic of Muzo?
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Re: Lizard ID help please

Unread post by Muzo » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:52 pm

Bobbi wrote:I think it to be the same as the lizard pic of Muzo?


It is :) I saw this one earlier in the trip, and realized it was the same when I looked at the snake pic.

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Re: Lizard ID help please

Unread post by Imberbe » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:49 pm

That lizard seems to be everywhere! :wink:
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