While sitting on the veranda enjoying a cup of coffee, in the late afternoon sun, I spotted this Skink also soaking up the last rays.
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Variable skink. These little guys are quite happy to live very close to humans and there are several that live around the cottage. They often come walking in through the door and proceed to investigate the whole lounge, looking for insects to eat. Their diet consists of grasshoppers, spiders and other insects, sometimes even other lizards. The one in the photo was about 4 inches long.
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