This section of reptiles includes sightings of lizards, skinks and snakes.

The source reference is Museum Victorian Field Guide to Victorian Fauna

To date, three species have been observed within The Cape.

Blotched Blue-tongue Lizard (Tiliqua nigrolutea)

This lizard is about 25 cm long and is a slow moving reptile that eats fruit, flowers and other small plants and also snails. It has a defense display of hissing and sticking out its blue tongue and lunging. The female can give birth to up to 12 young. They have been observed within the housing sector and streetscapes.

Garden Skink (Lampropholis sp)

A small dark brown or grey skink (there are 11 species across Australia) which is about 6 cm long and quite common in house gardens. They feed on small invertebrates. Females lay up to 4 eggs in communal nests of up to 200 eggs.

Lowland Copperhead Snake (Austrelaps superbus)

Also known as the Common Copperhead, a highly venomous snake whose bite can be fatal, it feeds on frogs, lizards and small mammals and is often found around wet areas. Sightings within The Cape have been around the South West Sector in the drainage line, open grasslands (Stage 4) and wetlands. It can grow up to about 1.7 m long.

Nature Observations around The Cape

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