Dead Shinglebacks

A dead Shingleback spotted close to the drain line east of Rivett Street

Visitors of the Mt Majura nature reserve report dead Shinglebacks Tiliqua rugosa in increasing numbers.

Harmless and gentle, Shingleback skinks also known as Sleepy lizards or Stumpy tails are slow moving lizards that have no defence against dogs and cats.

Please keep your dog on the leash all the time in the nature reserve and ask other dog owners to be responsible.

Do you know that Shinglebacks mate for life and that females give birth to one or two live babies that are close to half the size of mum?

Learn more about these fascinating lizards: Life, death and a sleepy lizard: One researcher’s remarkable work on a monogamous blue tongue, by Ann Jones for Off Track

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