Kōrero: Lizards

A cat’s meal

A cat’s meal

These dead skinks and their tails were recovered from the stomach of a wild cat that had been killed on a road near Nenthorn, in Central Otago. Lizards have little defence against introduced predators such as cats. If caught, lizards can shed their tail, distracting the predator for long enough to escape.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10047445
Photograph by Alison Cree

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Lizards - Conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13530/a-cats-meal (accessed 12 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerry-Jayne Wilson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Mar 2014