i have a new houseguest and i’ve invited him to stay. that is not a photo of MY new buddy, but that’s what he is. a Skink. Ohio 5 lined to be specific. adorable little rascal. he’s only little more than a hatchling and too damn cute. i was just talking to someone the other day about how friendly and social lizards can be. this one has let me pick it up twice and pet it while it was on the windowsill, then later on the floor. i just hope Zap doesn’t kill him.
so. anyone have any suggestions for a name? i keep saying him and i’m pretty sure it is (females tend toward browns and he’s got more sparkly greeny blue in his colouration)
i was just lamenting wishing i could get another pet lizard because i miss having one (Angel has a bearded dragon and i used to have a gecko, but i’ve owned a blue tailed skink, multiple anoles and an iguana). i guess the Gods have decided i’ve earned one and i was sent one. i smelled burning and went to go look out the artroom window to see if some idiot was running a grill on a balcony (which is not legal here and more than a little dangerous) because i found this little rascal just basking on the windowsill. how fucking cool is that?