Skink in the House!

                                              Look at tskink.jpghis beautiful little guy! My housekeeper, Delilah, was vacuuming when this baby skink hopped on her hand. Here he is on her index finger. I don’t know how he got inside, but we put him back in the front yard where the grown up skinks can take care of him.


  1. Margo on July 26, 2006 at 9:41 am

    He’s darling altho I’ve never heard of a skink…I love his blue tail!!…..

  2. Charlotte on August 24, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    Hi I was just sweeping the hall when this little thing with a blue tail got sweapt right under my feet, so to speak…. I didn’t know what it was but was so tiny I wasn’t afraid…. I got him into a bowl.. put in some paper,and a few leaves, to keep him warm and a little biscuit, I have now discovered from your site after looking at many that he is a skink,,,thank you , I am in CA but am sending picks home to my grandchildren in Ireland

  3. Carlos on May 1, 2008 at 11:05 am

    hello Diane. I am from Venezuela and I am studying in a public university to become a teacher of English, and this semester ( May 2008) I’m taking English Literature. I told my professor that every night I have vivid dreams and I am able to remember them so she asked me to write down ( in English not in Spanish) all of my dreams as a writting practice. so far, she’s been vey pleased with my writing and she would like me to start writing more seriously- her name is Marlu Schiller from U.S. and is about 70 years old, so she has become once in a life time opportunity to learn from her- well, the point is that last night (April 30, 2008) I dreamed with a tiny skink. I decided to google some pics of skinks and to my big surprise I saw a pic of exactly the same skink which was in my dream, I clicked on the pic and I found a blog of an award winning author!- believe me, I never knew about you but I could get to your blog just due to my dream¡ would it be a reason why this is so?- I might never know, but anyway, I am glad to meet you and I’ll try to read one of your books though we do not have them here in Venezuela.
    I don’t want to sound bizarre to you, but everything I have written so far is true. well, I hope you hapen to read this message someday, and I would be greatful to have a reply from you.
    Hugs and kisses¡…… Carlos

  4. Diane Chamberlain on May 1, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Carlos, I’m glad your dream brought you to my site! I hope you’re able to find one of my books and that you enjoy it. I also hope you continue with your writing. Paying attention to one’s dreams is a wonderful way to get inspiration.
    Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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