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.