Sunday, December 13, 2009

Skilton's Skink

It's Blue Monday again over at Smiling Sally's, join the hunt for BLUE.

He's a juvenile Eumeces skiltonianus, Western Skink or Skilton's Skink. Only about 4" long from nose to tail. Looks wet, but he was just very shiny with that iridescent tail. He stuck around for a few minutes and then disappeared, never to appear again. It was a blue sky and sunshine moment in the new garden.





22 comments:

  1. What a cute creature and what a brilliant blue tail!

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  2. What an unusual animal and such dramatic coloring!

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  3. Ok I'm spooked for the night. Time for bed. LOL
    Love Claudie
    Happy Blue tail Monday Candy
    Love Claudie
    xoxoxo

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  4. What an amazing critter! So shiny! Fabulous blue for Blue Monday!

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  5. I like its tail's color.

    How is Baking Cookies for blue Monday?

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  6. great post, we ahve those here but they're mostly blue all over, scarey little things at 1st glance, we call them salamanders

    Helen

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  7. What a cute critter, love the blue tail. Very different. :-)

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  8. I enjoy so much Blue Monday as you never know what what will show up. You took the cake on yours today. That is a great shot of that creature, but I am not sure I would have gotten that close. Great job and different.

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  9. wow i havent seen one with a blue tail! nice! but still i don't think I could be anywhere near that hehehe

    u may view mine here

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  10. It is interesting blue tail. happy blue Monday.

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  11. I have a blue skink or lizard here in NC , I see on my deck in the summertime . They are beautiful.
    Merry christmas !
    ~Myrna

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  12. Yikes! I've never seen anything like that before. Happy Blue Monday, Candy.

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  13. Wow, his tail is amazing. We used to have a Bearded Dragon and Veiled Chamelon both are gone now.. Happy Blue Monday :) Love your blog banner.

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  14. Good morning all you lovers of BLUE! He really was cute and not scary at all, since he was so tiny!! Mother Nature sure knows how to surprise us with her occaisional bursts of color in the animal world.

    Thanks Joy ..... someday I'll settle on something, but for now the banner is still a moving target!

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