Friday, 1 November 2013

European Copper Skink

European copper skink
I found a European copper Skink (Ablepharus kitaibelii) in a field in the town Kazanlak in Bulgaria.  I found it under a stone. It eats insects and small snails. It is a shy species, which lives under stones and leaves. It lives in fields and meadows. It doesn't like climbing. It looks like a slow worm with legs,and when I found it I was screaming that I'd found a slow worm with legs!  But dad said it could be a Skink and I looked it up on the computer and it was a copper Skink.  I was really pleased because it was the first time I have ever seen a Skink,  but it would have been better if it was a slow worm with legs. I went again many times and we saw lots of Skinks and lizards, mainly lizards. The lizards we found were meadow lizards they were beautiful one of them had some blue scales witch was really magnificent. The best place your going to see a skink in Bulgaria is Kazanlak.  Also I saw a Praying Mantis there and a really weird black spider with a yellow stripe does any one know what this spider is?. Im gonna make a video on skinks soon :)

What is this spider?