Western Rock Skink

Trachylepis sulcata sulcata

Western Rock Skinks inhabit rocky outcrops in the Karoo and semi-deserts of the Northern Cape and Namibia, where they hunt by day for their principally insect prey. They are usually seen in pairs and hide in cracks and crevices at night or when danger threatens. Females may give birth to 2 broods of between 3 and 5 young in the summer months. Western Rock Skinks grow to 8cm long (excluding their tail, which can be shed to escape predators). These very active lizards are commonly seen along the trails in the Augrabies Falls National Park.

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10 thoughts on “Western Rock Skink

  1. petrujviljoen

    Dankie vir die verwysing re my navraag oor die akkedis. Dit is toe a crag lizard. Interessant!

    Dat in die natuur dit die man is wat meer aantreklik is as die vrou: laat my dink mense is regtig van ‘n ander planeet af – besoekers op die aarde en nie van die aarde nie.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Ai, ek is bly dat jy geholpe kon word met die uitken van daai interessante akkedis, Petru – dankie dat jy my laat weet het!

      En ek dink jy is dalk heeltemal reg oor die mensdom – dit voel my al hoe meer of ons nie eintlik op hierdie planeet hoort nie…

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