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Status: Vulnerable – ?
The Red-eyed Crocodile Skink is like a miniature version of a crocodile, except that it has a beautiful red patch surrounding both of its eyes – which I think is a bonus. They even behave much like crocodiles, preferring to live by water in swampy areas. The Red-eyed Crocodile Skink is one of the only reptiles that will vocalize when in distress. Aww..
I list them as Vulnerable because I found one website that said that but one site usually isn’t very reliable, and I do know that they are sold as pets to experienced reptile keepers. Let me know in the comments if you have any idea what its conservation status is!