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Nov 17, 2006

A Routine Checkup...

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It was originally scheduled that way, but the passing storms the night before blew a brown, ground skink on to the porch, where Taboo promptly crunched off it's wee head & tail, leaving it's cylindrical torso with 4 little legs all akimbo.

When I spotted it this morning, I wondered aloud, "What the hell?!?" I thought at first it might, might have been a salamander but then I recalled skinks are a lot more common around here.

Googling around for pictures and stories, it was possible to find testimonials regarding scary neurological syndromes ["lizard brain"] in cats having devoured five-lined skinks, with the pretty blue tails.

The vet seemed more concerned that she might have been exposed to a salmonella infection. I sure hope not, but we're keeping a close eye on her for any tummy upsets, which she does not need obviously.

I took a picture of the remains of the day, but decided it was either too gross for mammal lovers or too disrespectful to reptile lovers to post here for

the Friday Ark


Weekend Cat Blogging,
hosted this weekend by

If you can guess what's in the white container with the black lid next to Taboo's carrier, I'll send you a photo of the remains as a consolation prize.

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At November 18, 2006 at 10:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, what a story. glad to hear all was okay. i remember in california about two years ago when i was working there, we found these lizard/salamander things (humungous) that were poisonous. coming from canada, i found this exciting.

eventhough it's prolly gross, the boy in me says ... i wanna see! i wanna see!

At November 19, 2006 at 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

;-O [awww!!! in response to your email!]...i thought it was IMPLIEDDDD what the contents of the container was! it CERTAINLY wasn't Kraft Dinner! or perhaps we can now call it Kat Dinner. hehehe.

thanx for the private viewing of dark secret of "what lays within" — my first reaction was COOOOOOLLLLLL!!! then i saw the red stuff and said....SOOOO COOOLLL!!

hopefully no traces of any sal-amander-monella infection will be suffered on kitty's part even though mr. salamander has seen better days.


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