More than half of all reptiles are lizards. Smaller lizards try to avoid being eaten by hiding, blending in, or running away.
Some lizards surprise predators by doing something unexpected.
The northern blue-tonged skink sticks out its tongue at predators.
The appearance of its strikingly colored tongue contrasted with red mouth, and accompanied by a hiss, is often enough to scare away a threatening bird or reptile. Learn more about the blue-tongued skink.
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