Flicking its tongue as many as 300 times per hour, the skink tongue picks up airborne biochemical particles given off by food, predators, mates, and so on. It also sticks out its striking blue tongue to startle and distract predators.
Length: 16 to 20 in
Lifespan: 20 yrs in captivity
Habitat: Grassland, forest, and desert
Diet: Snails and other invertebrates, carrion, fruits, berries, and flowers