Pink-tongued Skink (SCINCIDAE) Cyclomorphus gerrardii common in moist habitats in South East Queensland, feeds mostly on slugs and snails.

A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland, Steve Wilson 2005 – features 433 reptiles, includes dragons, geckos, legless lizards, skinks, goannas, snakes.

It’s a skink

It’s a skink

Later we identified the lizard from the Queensland Museum book (Wildlife of Greater Brisbane) as Pink-tongued Skink (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii). It's possible that the skink could have got out of the bottle by itself, but thought...

Pink tongued, and pinky orange underneath

Pink tongued, and pinky orange underneath

The Queensland Museum has a PDF info sheet (Reptiles 10) on Blue and Pink-tongued Skinks. They describe both skinks as "robust and short-limbed, with broad, triangular heads. As well as tongue colour, they may be distinguished by...

Liberation

Liberation

In this pic you can see the top of the bottle falling away as we liberated the skink. This was an excercise carried out with care, because we knew, while not poisonous, skinks can inflict a painful bite. They are mostly cowards,...

Gidday little fella, or shiela

Gidday little fella, or shiela

A prime specimen, in sight of freedom. Again from the Queensland Museum Info Sheet: "Pink-tongues often occur in the same areas as blue-tongues, but as a rule they prefer moister habitats. They live in rainforests, wet sclerophyll...