Last weekend, when Rob and I went to pick up our kids after Bloomsday, William came in carrying a red coffee can. It was complete with air holes on top, and I knew instantly that he had found a new pet. The only thought in my mind was, “Oh, please don’t let it be a snake.”
It wasn’t, thank goodness. What William had in his can was a Western Skink. Apparently he went lizard hunting with his Auntie and came across this little critter. I was quickly informed that its name was Slither, and was later told that it is a girl, because it has no… boy parts.
So Monday we went house hunting. Slither couldn’t live in a can forever, so we had to search for some prime lizard real estate at an affordable price. We put together a nice little set-up and then let Slither move in. I think she likes it, although it is hard to tell, she’s not exactly a social butterfly.
Slither is currently living on top of Flash. With only one heat lamp, they have to share. Hopefully this is a temporary arrangement, but it works for now. She is pretty quiet, so Flash doesn’t seem to mind that she moved in upstairs.