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European Copper Skink

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Native to the drier areas of eastern Europe and southwestern Asia, the European Copper Skink (Ablepharus kitaibelii) is also known as the Juniper Skink and the Snake-Eyed Skink.

The European Copper Skink is not aggressive, and prefers to stay hidden under leave debris and among rocks and stones in plains or fields. They are strictly terrestrial and avoid climbing as much as they can.

The eyelids of the European Copper Skink are unable to move, hence their alternative name of Snake-Eyed Skink. Their coloration is a rich bronze, with darker colored sides. These skinks are will grow to lengths of about 15 cm.

 
 
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