Betty gets a bath.

Meet “Betty”, a Blotched Blue-tongue Skink.  This has been a bumper year for skinks at Sook Farm.  We’ve been finding them everywhere.  Since they invariably have ticks both behind their front legs and in their ears, we’ve made a habit of picking them up and bringing them inside for a thorough de-ticking.  Afterward we put them back where we found them, as the males in particular are territorial.

Upon closer inspection, Betty proved to be wounded with a gash below her vent, and it looks like she’s been “crushed” a bit near her back legs.  She moves OK, so we’re just feeding her and keeping her clean until she heals up.

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