The Game of Cat and Mouse by Joey Hamner
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The Game of Cat and Mouse

April 12, 2021

When I first saw this broad-headed skink it did exactly what I expected it to do, dart off into a hollow log before I could get a picture. However, unlike most skinks (i've encountered) this one was in the mood to play games. As soon as I would back up just far enough to be out of range for a decent shot with my 60mm macro lens, it would come out of the hollow log, and pose for a shot, and then just as I thought it would let me get a few shots off, back into the log it went. Part of its game was to let me get closer and closer each time before it would take off again. Finally after about 10 minutes I was able to get close enough to get a few good pictures in (this one being one of my favorites.)

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