Thursday, October 11, 2007
A Cute Skink
Skinks are related to lizards but generally have no real neck and shorter legs. I find it interesting that whenever I have seen one, I'm interested, as I am in all animals, and whoever I'm with says "Oh, it's just a skink" dismissively and shows
zero interest...but the same person might show excitement over a lizard two minutes later. I don't see a huge distinction between these and lizards; they are both interesting to watch (though not as good as mammals).
At my Nosy Mangabe campsite I had one looking over my tent platform at me for a long time, so I decided to try and take a picture of him (or her) peeking over the platform at me. After about a dozen tries I finally got an in focus shot I am very happy with. I also took a view from behind so the body can be seen. Here are both, for your viewing pleasure.