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Skink: Western Rock

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Skink: Western Rock

Unread post by arks » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:31 pm

A lizard that I need some ID help with, please?

Is this a western rock skink?
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Re: Identification help: Lizard

Unread post by BushSnake » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:54 pm

Arks, the skink is definitely a Western Rock Skink. They vary a lot, and come in any colour from a golden brown, to pitch black, and then you have ones that are patchy gold and black, etc. The females and young males are actually easier to identify although they also vary a bit.
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