Did You Know....? - Remarkable Reptiles and Amazing Amphibians

The Polynesian skink has a vivid blue tail, deliberately designed to attract predators.  When attacked, the skink simply sheds its tail which, thanks to a series of automatic muscle spasms, continues to wriggle around of its own accord.  With the predator distracted by the writing tail, the rest of the skink slips away unnoticed.

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