Friday, April 29, 2011

SKINK: LIZARD SMACKDOWN ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP

 
SKINK: LIZARD SMACKDOWN ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP!

Just A FEW of the  pics of the epic WWL-Lizard Smackdown Championship death match I caught today! It's awesome--and Yes--I will post more.  This went on for over 10 minutes--round and round, flip, charge, BITE, REPEAT--what an epic battle!
I GOT OVER 10 MINUTES OF ACTION FOOTAGE AND NUMEROUS PICS OF THESE TWO LARGE MALES FIGHTING IT OUT!!!!!!!

 Ding ding ding!!!



Will he go round in circles? Will he fly high like a bird up in the sky??

You bit my Head. I did not! Yes you did. Did Not. Did.....Did not! Skink. Skank. OK, That's it!




NO BITING BELOW THE BELT!


THE VICTOR BACK IN HIS TREE!

Habits: Although they may be found both on the ground and in trees, broadhead skinks, particularly large males, are more arboreal (tree-dwelling) than any of the other southeastern skinks. Adults are often seen high up in trees, sunning on exposed branches, while young are common on fallen trees and under bark or other debris. When pursued, broadhead skinks generally run for the nearest tree or log and can be quite difficult to capture. Like many other lizards, broadhead skinks will break off their tails when restrained, distracting the predator and allowing the lizard to escape.
 


  This is a Broad Head Skink- found in Ga and SC! Description: 6 - 13 in (15 - 33 cm). Broadhead skinks are the largest skink in the southeast, and with the exception of the glass lizards, are the largest lizards in our region. These large lizards have short legs and a streamlined body. Although adult male broadhead skinks are unmistakable, females and immature lizards are very similar in appearance to five-lined and southeastern five-lined skinks. 
 
LOVE YA!
JMc