And with skink as his guide, Richard discovers the pleasures of the unplugged life.
But if Hiaasen were none of those things, if all he had ever done was to create the character of skink, that would be enough.
True, the story contains no sex scenes and no swearing, and its protagonists, other than skink, are two plucky teenagers.
In one instance, he noted that a skink found a quiescent snail, and swallowed it after testing it with the tongue a few times.
I watched a kingfisher capture and swallow a skink on January 14.
After maneuvering about the cement walk the skink ran through the open door into the building.
To judge from specimens available, E. dugesi probably is the most abundant and widespread species of skink in the state.
Another area of about two and a fourth acres (“skink Woods,” Figure 21) was the one most productive of skinks.
Nevertheless, in about five minutes the skink had swallowed it entire.
The skink also rushed away several times when the shrew came close enough to disturb it.
1580s, from Middle French scinc (Modern French scinque), from Latin scincus, from Greek skinkos, some kind of lizard common in Asia and North Africa, of unknown origin.