While the specimen Joy Harsh, education curator with the Abilene Zoo brought Tuesday was only a baby, adult Skinks can grow up to two feet long and live for nearly 20 years.
Harsh says the Skink's oddly colored tongue serves as a warning and distraction for would be predators and even prey.
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