Common Scaly-foot (Pygopus lepidopodus)

Reptile

The Common Scaly-foot (Pygopus lepidopodus) is a species of legless lizard and are endemic to Australia. They are snake like in appearance and grow up to 80cm long with a noticeable ridge on the top. Active mostly at dawn or dusk it lives in long grasses and wodlands and is most often seen in the mornings looking for food. If threatened it will flash its thick tounge, mimicking a snake. The Scaly-foot stalks its food which consists of both animal and vegetable material. In captivity they have shown to have a preference for bananas!