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Return of the skink!

Post by BCG » Tue Feb 25, 9:40 2003

So guess what? Yeah, I'll tell you "what." "What" is this big ugly slimy snake-like brown lizard that we in Florida like to call a skink. That's what it is, and I can't think of any other state that would have these really yucky creatures. They're long and slick and when they walk, they sort of slither at the same time.

So now, this long, slithery, slimy creature has been IN MY BEDROOM for the past WEEK. Last I saw him, he was slithering into my guitar case. My little brother dragged the case out into the hall and opened it, intent on catching the little menace, but it slithered out and right back into my room, where we chased it across the floor, behind some videos, and finally lost track of it behind my entertainment center.

At the present time, I am sitting stiff with fear in my chair, because I have spotted the little booger again. He's sitting on top of my laptop battery and giving me the evil eye. I don't know why, perhaps he's unhappy that my bedroom doesn't get proper room service and he's hungry for some blood. In any case, I have used my cell phone to call my step-father's cell phone (we're both in the same house, mind you), and he's on his way over with a cup.

A chase ensues. Our cleaning lady just walked in the door, and caught interest, so now it's me in my bathrobe, my cleaning lady ratttling off facts about lizards and skinks, and my step-father, making remarks like "Oooh, he's so cuuute!" and then hopping back when the skink looks in his direction.

He (the skink, which I've decided is male because why else would he still be skulking around my bedroom?) has run under my chair. The cleaning lady bats at him with a piece of paper. Luckily, there is a sliding glass door in my room that leads to the porch, so we've opened that. The skink crawls out! I'M FREE! I won't have lizards crawling on me in my sleep anymore! HAHAHA!

(In other news, I have a sore throat.)
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Post by MFS » Tue Feb 25, 9:44 2003

Skinks are cool! Catch one and send it to me!
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Post by sansspina » Tue Feb 25, 10:08 2003

I never got a skink! I want one, too. How come you get all the good stuff? The best my little brother ever did was put a live hamster in the sound hole on my guitar. No fair...<signed> skinkless in NJ
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Post by BanoffeeKitty » Tue Feb 25, 10:17 2003

*Scratches head* What's a skink?.. I don't think we get them here.. Wait.. Are they slow worms? That's what we clal them here.. At least, that's what we call them here if you're talking about what I think you're talking about. The description sounds about the same.

Eh..

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Post by Tweek » Tue Feb 25, 10:22 2003

BanoffeeKitty wrote:*Scratches head* What's a skink?.. I don't think we get them here.. Wait.. Are they slow worms? That's what we clal them here.. At least, that's what we call them here if you're talking about what I think you're talking about. The description sounds about the same.

Eh..

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Image

That is a skink.
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Post by sansspina » Tue Feb 25, 10:26 2003

Uncle Earl! Where ya been? We missed ya...
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Post by mindless_mongoose943 » Tue Feb 25, 10:32 2003

I wish I had an uncle earl, think of the possibilities.....actually don't...really don't ....EWWWWWWWWW!
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Post by BCG » Tue Feb 25, 10:46 2003

Tweek wrote: Image

That is a skink.
That is EXACTLY what he looked like.
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Post by LELIE » Tue Feb 25, 10:51 2003

Awww.. that's so cute ^_^ Reminds me of the watersalamons we had when I was a kid. I loved watching them! Send me one too!!!!
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Post by sansspina » Tue Feb 25, 10:51 2003

My uncle Earl was a moonshiner, my Uncle Albert was the county sheriff...as you may imagine, this caused no end of problems in my father's family. Still want him?...ha ha ha
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Post by BanoffeeKitty » Tue Feb 25, 10:58 2003

.. I want one. o.o Someone give me a skink..
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Post by BCG » Tue Feb 25, 10:59 2003

I'm going into the skink-selling business. It's a big moneymaker, according to what I've seen on this forum.
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Post by BanoffeeKitty » Tue Feb 25, 11:00 2003

Can I place an order, BCG?
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Post by BCG » Tue Feb 25, 11:11 2003

There's a maximum limit of two skinks per household, and please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Also, I'm not quite sure how to distinguish male from female, so please don't try to specify.
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Post by angry-amy » Tue Feb 25, 12:12 2003

when i was a kid and visiting in florida, i used to try to step on just the tail of the skink. then he would get so freaked out that he would jump a mile (in skink distance). i loved watching him leave behind his tail because it was stuck and he was running away. i was a twisted kid. i still am a twisted kid. but that is another story altogether.
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Post by BCG » Tue Feb 25, 12:35 2003

I think it's anoles that have the detachable tails. My little brothers loved to try to catch them and end up with wriggling tails in their hands while the lizard scampered away. I always thought it was gross. The tail still moves for a while after the lizard is gone.
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Post by angry-amy » Tue Feb 25, 13:51 2003

just because it is gross doesnt mean that it isnt FUN!

when i mean fun, what i really mean is quality family fun.
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Post by Zorpisuttle » Tue Feb 25, 14:15 2003

The little green ones are the bestest. I think they're called anoles, though maybe it's gecko... anyway, my grandparent's pool in Florida is surrounded by them.
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Post by angry-amy » Tue Feb 25, 14:23 2003

Zorpisuttle wrote:The little green ones are the bestest. I think they're called anoles, though maybe it's gecko... anyway, my grandparent's pool in Florida is surrounded by them.
and that contributed to the conversation in what way exactly?
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Post by SBC » Tue Feb 25, 14:29 2003

that is a very scary creature! :nervous: do they migrate anywhere near PA?
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Post by Zorpisuttle » Tue Feb 25, 14:35 2003

Ummm... actually... someone mentioned anoles! I was sharing my thoughts about them. See, there is a reason. So there.
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Post by FernGully » Tue Feb 25, 14:39 2003

A skink you say. What the hell would it be in your room for? Is your rooom really messy... do you leave food around or something to that effect? Or was it just being a jerk!
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Post by SBC » Tue Feb 25, 14:48 2003

im gonna start calling jerky people "skinks"!
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Post by BCG » Tue Feb 25, 15:29 2003

FernGully wrote:A skink you say. What the hell would it be in your room for? Is your rooom really messy... do you leave food around or something to that effect? Or was it just being a jerk!
Well, it's Florida. Weird things get into my house, especially when, like I said, my bedroom leads right out to the pool area.

Up north, they get mice and stuff like that. We get lizards.
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Post by FernGully » Tue Feb 25, 15:40 2003

BCG wrote:
FernGully wrote:A skink you say. What the hell would it be in your room for? Is your rooom really messy... do you leave food around or something to that effect? Or was it just being a jerk!
Well, it's Florida. Weird things get into my house, especially when, like I said, my bedroom leads right out to the pool area.

Up north, they get mice and stuff like that. We get lizards.
When I went to Disney Land in Florida there were all these lizards that just waited out behind the condo sliding door. They really wanted in!

Freaks.
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