The Weasel Skink is a small (up to 15 cm nose to tail) ground-dwelling skink
that lives in a coastal strip from Brisbane to Melbourne, and in the Blue
Mountains west of Sydney. The female lays up to four eggs in a nest that is
often shared with other females.
This lizard is often found in people's
gardens, usually under stones and leaf litter. It eats small insects, such as
flies and mosquitoes, therefore is useful to have around. If you want to have a
closer look at the lizard, you can pick it up (if you can catch it!), but handle
it gently, or it will get scared and drop its tail!
Weasel Skinks are so named
for the colour and shape they are. They have glossy brown-to-tan skin that
shines in a "rainbow" under bright light, a pale belly, and a dash of white near
their eyes. They are really very pretty skinks, so look out for them!