A garden surprise

On Friday I transplanted the first set of peas. When I was digging holes for them, who did I find hibernating in the garden bed but my friend the blue tailed skink!

20130324-223922.jpg I guess that was a rather rude awakening from his slumber. But after he realized that I hadn’t come to eat him, he seemed quite content to sit on my hand.

20130324-224058.jpg As you can see, his tail is no longer blue. That’s probably because he’s the same skink whose tail Story bit off and left as a nice little surprise in my shoe last summer…