Juv Bar Lipped Skink

This little chap had a very narrow escape the other night when I found him running for his life across the porch - hotly pursued by a grim faced and indefatigable Cane Toad [who is now sharing some real-estate with a bag of frozen peas ...].

This little fellow is new to us here, and I had no idea they were guests in our garden until the other night.

And he was TINY!, certainly no longer than 25-30mm T.L, so I wonder where his mum is eh?

Glaphyromorphus fuscicaudis

Anyway, after placing him back outside in the morning [in a lovely damp and well secluded spot], we hope that the little guy grows to maturity and we'll see him again ...

A fortunate find ... for all concerned.