"Bobby"

Grant Scollay

Northam, Australia

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Tiliqua rugosa is a short tailed and slow moving species of blue-tongued skink found in Australia. It has a heavily armored body and can be found in various colors, ranging from dark brown to cream. It is often seen sunning itself on roadsides or other paved areas. The skink is known by a variety of common names such as bobtail, shingleback, or stump-tailed skink, bogeyes, and the Pinecone or Australian sleepy lizard.2 They have short, wide stumpy tails that resemble their head, and may confuse predators. The tail also contains fat reserves, which are drawn upon during hibernation in winter. The shingleback skink is an omnivore that eat snails and plants and spends much of its time browsing through vegetation for food.
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We Called them Bobbies or Bobtails as kids and we all learned how to catch them by sneaking up behind them and grabbing them behind the neck although none of us were ever bitten by one we were told that when they latch on to you they are extremely hard to remove so it was sort of like a test of courage to catch one. (When you’re 9 years old) Common folklore has it that they eat baby snakes so they are good to have around and people tend to leave them be.

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