1. Acolyte of Sagan says

    Looks to be squaring up to the owner of the hand.

    “What are you looking at? Well do yourself a favour and look somewhere else”.

  2. azhael says

    She is a just and magnanimous empress, i voted for her. Plus her cricket tax is totally fair.

  3. Rumtopf says

    Baby skinks that may be born live or as eggs depending on geographical elevation/temperature of their habitat, IIRC. Yay ovoviviparity!

  4. Trebuchet says

    In the horrifying headline department, on that same NatGeo page:

    (Related: “Virgin Birth Expected at Christmas—By Komodo Dragon.”)

  5. Pierce R. Butler says

    Trebuchet @ # 8 – alas, the story to which you link has gone 404 already…

  6. ledasmom says

    I believe she’s saying “Scratch my nose, human. Can’t you see how short my arms are?”

  7. rrhain says

    I’m reminded of Shel Silverstein:
    We’re being eaten by the quick-digesting skink
    And now we’re dodging it’s teeth.
    And now we’re restin’ in its intestines.
    And now we’re back on the street.

  8. Menyambal says

    I once worked at a park with “Scenic” in its name, and lots of skinks scuttling about. We decided that both were pronounced “skeenick” and that the park was named for the little critters.

    There was a legless lizard one day. Snake body, lizard head. Looks like this one is working on that.