Sunday, May 22, 2011

Skink Update:

The saga of Skink Vicious has concluded with a happy rehoming. Tony Croasdale named the skink due to its tenacious biting (gotta respect a 5-inch lizard that, when faced with a six-foot-tall monster, is so ready to do battle). I initially thought it was a female (Tony switched the name to "Nancy"), but as Vicious' head got redder and redder, I was convinced he was a male.

Some friends from the otherwise-skinkless neighborhood where Tony found Skink Vicious crossing 47th St. put me in touch with a nature center in Chester County at which one of the friends' mother volunteers: the Great Vally Nature Center.

Jen and I took the drive out for the rehoming, and I happily handed our guest off to Jeremy, who showed me the impressive exhibit space in the Center, where I am content that our skink will help educate thousands of nature-curious suburbanites.

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