The inner layer of a turtle’s shell is made up of about 60 bones that includes portions of the backbone and the ribs, meaning the turtle cannot crawl out of its shell.
When finished with the construction of its web, the garden spider will often go to the center, hang upside down, and wait for a flying or jumping insect to become ensnared.
Most of the Skinks and Lizards I see with ticks seem to always have them in this location. My guess is that this is a soft spot and also the Skinks and Lizards can’t get to them to remove them. I’m also guessing that Skinks will eat ticks. Skinks are generally carnivorous and in particular insectivorous. Typical prey… Read More »