My Gravatar is of a lizard. She’s a lizard in our lounge who goes by the name Georgy.
We used to have a milk snake called Fang. One day, she escaped from her cage and was never seen again. After a few weeks, we scoured the internet and considered another snake, bearded dragons, axolotls and frogs. Eventually we settled on a blue tongued skink.
My first thought when I saw her was “Whoa, she’s big!” And she was. She would eat anything (well, almost anything), that was in her cage. For the information about blue tongued skinks, click here.
My mum doesn’t like the scratching noise that Georgy makes (and the smell). The first day we had her, she escaped! This was because there were holes in the back of the cage. After that episode, my dad covered up the holes.
- Twenty-four New Species Of Skinks Discovered (naturalhistorywanderings.com)
- 24 Newly Discovered Skinks Close to Extinction (planetsave.com)
- Pictures: 39 New Caribbean Lizards Found (news.nationalgeographic.com)
- A Shiny New Example Of Caribbean Lizard Diversity (anoleannals.org)