Scientific Name: Hemisphaeriodon gerrardii
Description: Large head, long prehensile tail and distinct pink tongue on adult (blue on juveniles) Grey scale pattern with black variable bands and black snout.
Habitat: Eastern coast up to tropical Queensland. Found in wet sclerophyll forests and rainforests as well as moist areas in woodlands
About: They shelter beneath leaf litter, in hollow logs and crevices of rocks and trees. Main diet consists of snails and slugs, for which they forage during twilight hours and at night in summer and also during the day in cooler months. When threatened, it raises its body off the ground to appear larger and flickers or vibrates its tongue rapidly similar to snakes. Source: Wikipedia
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