Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Every now and then something out of the ordinary happens here. Actually, out of the ordinary happens all the time as I am not sure exactly what "ordinary" should be, so I have no idea why I said that. Still, one thing I certainly was not expecting yesterday was to find a tiny baby skink in Claudia's cage. No pictures, as those little guys scurry fast and he would have been long gone by the time I got the camera. This little fellow was only about an inch long, very adorable, and apparently no bother to Claudia. Should there be any budding ant issue on the horizon, I have a feeling he will not only be the first to notice it, but he may also make sure he is the last to notice- by eating them all before the rest of us see them. I briefly considered what negative side affects there could be from having a skink running around the floor of the bird room, and not coming up with anything immediate, combined with the fact he was very small and who knows where just a few seconds after I saw him, I decided not to worry about it.

I borrowed this picture from online here. Gorgeous fellows there are, five-lined skink. Just picture this guy, but all tiny!


Elizabeth said...

I love skinks! It's one of the biggest things I miss about not living in Georgia anymore. But Utah has quails, so I feel like it's a fair balance.

Meg said...

I know, they are so cute! Not as brave as fence lizards, but so cheerful. Quails are good too, though. I love the Bobwhites around here, they may have been fairly common growing up, but it was still always a special occasion, so to speak, when one was quite near by!