reptile in the kitchen4 May, 2012

five-lined skink

We found this in our kitchen the other day. Our cat Edwin, the expert mouser, had it cornered among some jars we had sitting on the floor. We stole it from him, stared at him for awhile, then let him go back outside.

five-lined skink

He’s a five-lined skink. He moves like a snake, and is about 7 inches long. You can tell he’s an older male because of that orange  he’s got on the underside of his head, and because his tail is not the exciting blue it was when he was younger.

We understand other people might be quite upset to find something like this inside their house. We thought it was awesome. I don’t want a skink infestation or anything, but we’ve seen skinks around HQ before, and they usually slip off so fast it’s hard to look at them properly. It was awesome to get to check one out up close and more leisurely. For us, anyway; I’m sure he was less then thrilled with the whole experience.



  • Great pictures! I’m glad Edwin didn’t eat him.

    Cathy4 May, 2012 at 12:00 pm

  • that’s very cool.

    Hannah4 May, 2012 at 1:03 pm