Ok... so we're not sure if the lizard you saw in the previous video ever left our bungalow, but we found it (or its relative) sitting in the middle of our bedroom floor when we arrived home a couple of days ago. After doing some research, we found that the lizard is actually classified as a skink. Thanks to www.kaweahoaks.com, we have taken a few points to help increase your knowledge of this particular lizard. For those of you who don't have time to read this site or have no interest in the skink, here's the executive summary.
It's one of the two largest lizard families and is found in the southeastern United States and in the great forests of Africa and Indoaustralia. When you watch the video, don't worry about the lizard's tail being "pulled off" because it wasn't. In fact, lizards break their tails (autotomy) when they are confronted by an enemy or roughly handled. Five-lined skinks have a bright blue tail, at least as juveniles, which serves to draw attention away from more vulnerable parts of the body. If attacked, the bright blue tail wriggles when broken off, catching an enemy's eye as the skink escapes. Although tail autotomy may seem like a drastic measure, in actuality it does the lizard little harm, for a new tail is soon regenerated.