Friday, 5 December 2008

What am I?

A year or so ago we replaced the floorboards on the verandah of the farmhouse near Heywood, Victoria. I was a bit concerned that the skinks that lived there would not return, but there was one there today.
It stayed still long enough to have its portrait taken but disappeared quickly when I made a noise, so I wasn't able to get photos that included toes or forehead. Consequently I'm having some trouble identifying it. Any ideas? It's not anywhere near water so I'm close to discounting Eulamprus tympanum - the stripe leading to the top lip rather than the eye leads me in that direction though.

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