Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lizard wife of snake - the Skink!

In my childhood days I was warned about a slithering lizard inhabiting wastelands. It is still believed that its presence means that there is also its 'consort' nearby - snake! That lizard has also a warning red line line on its sides extending to its tail end. It is the Common Sun Skink (
Mabuya multifasciata, 'Paambu Rani' or 'Paambaranai' in Tamil).

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