On the Demise of a Skink

a common brown striped garden lizard
Common Garden Skink

It is with regret that I report the sudden demise of Skink No. 1.

Skink No. 1 was seen entering the residence of Pamela and Robert Johnson the afternoon of Friday the 13th. The owners gave chase but were unable to capture the evasive skink.

After several hours of surveillance and pursuit, Robert was able to trap Skink No. 1. He was observed and found not to be injured so he was released outside the residence.

Skink No. 1 was found the next morning in the garden, dead. It is assumed he died from trauma and his injuries. His only crime was being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Skink.

This is a work of fiction, based on a real event. Skinks are harmless reptiles, beneficial in the garden. It would be quite startling, however, to find one in your home.

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