Sitting On The Fence…

This little guy giving me the eye is an Australian Wall, or Fence Skink – Crytoblepharus buchananii, sometimes called a sun lizard. I caught him sunning himself on the small wall that separates my place from my neighbour’s in deep, dark suburbia, proving the name to be particularly apt.

I more often see him running up and down my corrugated cement fence hunting insects or just taking in the rays. 😎

Besides being kinda cute (he’s only around 10 cm (4 in) from tip to tail) he’s good for the garden, eating all kinds of nasty bugs.

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lovewillbringustogether - Wall Skink

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6 comments

    • He’s really shiny! This one is fairly uniform i his marking, but some species have quite dramatic stripes/patterns. Some even have sky blue tails – amazing on the browny coloured ones! 🙂

      Seeing one always brings a smile to my face. 😉

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