Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Baby Skink


The other day while I was repotting a few plants, I took out some soil from a large container. Guess what wriggled out? A baby skink! I picked it up in a trowel along with the soil and placed it on a rock where it lay still but only for as long as I could take these three shots. Then in a flash of the eye, it was gone amidst the plants. I hope I'll see it again, as an adult with all the patterns on its body that'll surely stand out against that grey. You might be interested in an article about skinks on this site...http://www.indianetzone.com/45/skink.htm

10 comments:

ShySongbird said...

I have to confess I had never heard of a Skink but of course realised it must be a type of Lizard. I looked them up and see they are only kept in this country as exotic pets.

I'm glad yours scuttled back into the plants after its photo shoot :)

Ginny said...

Good pictures of these! I can see how they blend in with the surroundings. I have never seen any here, they must hide away, I think.

Titania said...

Hi Kanak, there were probably eggs in the container. The skinks are so swift,I guess they have to be. It is a beautiful little baby skink. We have tiny lizards, which also visit the house. Behind the pictures are geckos, they come out at night to hunt. They are very fast. I like these tiny predators of Mosquitoes and cockroaches!
I am always amazed when the red dragonfly from your header appears. Like a revelation with its intricate wing patterns, like a complicated knitting or crochet!

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Nature Rambles said...

Jan, glad you mentioned about skinks being kept as exotic pets. I thought they were as common as lizards. We often see them here but they are very fast. It's easier to photograph a lizard than a skink.

Ginny...they must be. But bigger skinks cannot really blend in because the markings truly stand out.

Trudi, ever since I saw a post by Randy (of Randy and Meg's Garden Paradise) of newly hatched baby skinks I have been hoping of such a 'find'. But no such luck for me!:( Still hoping to capture such a sight some day.

Thank you for your comment on the dragonfly. So many blog friends have liked it that I won't be changing my header for a while!:-)

Jose Ramon...thanks for stopping by. Would love to visit you soon!!

Mildred said...

I confess, I had not heard of the skink. Very interesting to read about. Hope you have a lovely day. We are getting heavy rain today. A good day to stay inside!

Stuff could always be worse said...

I have not heard of a skink either, but it would have frightened me???
kim

Nature Rambles said...

Mildred...and a good time for Harriet to be in her 'bark and lounge' bed!!;)

Kim...thanks for stopping by! I know...especially if you don't notice the legs!!

Boonie S said...

They are so snake like, uh? And in the way they move too.
Great photos! Well captured.

All the best, Boonie

Wendy said...

I'm with Stuff.... I think I'd be frightened. They look like baby snakes.