Snowberry. Anna Yeoman
With three new juvenile Otago skinks recorded this August, we now have 17 Otago skinks known to have been born within the sanctuary, and there's sure to be more out there!
Photo: Anna Yeoman
10th August 2021:
The quietness of the Mokomoko winter with its empty rocks came to a sudden end the other day when a calm sunny day attracted a number of skinks out to bask again. Seven Otago skinks and one grand were seen, including three new Otago juveniles not sighted before! Although the day started with a decent frost, the strengthening sun created some wonderful pockets of warm air in the hollows of the large schist tors.
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