Grand skink (1781/2455)

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This grand skink has lost its tail and is beginning to grow a new one. This is a self-defense behaviour, called autotomy, which many lizards do to escape predators.

Scientific name
Oligosoma grande
Common names
grand skink
Otago, New Zealand
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