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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mating behavior of speckled lipped skinks

The speckled lipped skink (Mabuya maculilabris) is common in East-Africa near natural water sources. They are beautiful and quite subtly colored animals. This afternoon we were lucky enough to witness some of their mating behavior.

Male (left) grabbing some of the female’s skin possibly inducing mating.