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.