This juvenile skink was contently basking in the warm afternoon sun. With his neutral color and distinctive stripes, he blended in well with the dried pine needles and grass — all except for his bright blue tail, which gave him away. Fortunately for the Five-Lined Skink, if a predator grabs him by the tail, the tail can fall off, allowing him to run for safety. A new tail will soon grow back.
“When something goes wrong in your life just yell ‘Plot Twist!’ and move on.” ~Molly Weis