Garden skink

A garden skink looking watchful
Also known as the delicate skink (Lampropholis delicata), I saw this one sunning itself at the foot of the lanai steps. Unlike geckos and anoles, which mostly just look curious when I show up, skinks tend to zip away.

This one didn’t notice me, so I eased away to get my camera, returned, and took a couple of photos. The skink looked out into the grass. I edged closer, took a couple more photos. The skink looked off to the side. After a couple more, similar moves, the skink finally looked behind and up at me. Its wonderful expression made me laugh, which the skink took as its cue to scoot for cover.

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