I Got My Skink-on!

Despite the fact that catching a blue-tailed skink may have given my cat feline vestibular disease, he fearlessly brought one up on the porch yesterday. The boys and I immediately captured and documented it with photos. I also learned that these are technically called 5-lined skinks.


By Chad Norman

Chad is a marketing and branding strategist, proven leader, speaker, founder, and author. As COO of Catch Talent, he leads day-to-day operations including finance, human resources, marketing, and communications, as well as directs all employer brand client deliverables. Prior to Catch, Chad was VP of Marketing & Communication at SPARC, he served on the senior leadership team and lead marketing and communication strategy across all products and services. At Blackbaud, the leading provider of nonprofit technology solutions, Chad managed digital marketing and online training teams. In 2016, Chad founded DisruptHR Charleston, a bi-annual gathering of HR professionals for a night of networking and Ignite talks. His book, 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide, was published by Wiley in February 2012. Chad has presented at dozens of industry events including SXSW, SHRM, DisruptHR, IHRIM, NTC, DMA, AFP, and BBCON and has lectured at Wake Forest University, Indiana University, University of Michigan, College of Charleston, and The Citadel.


  1. It is indeed a 5-lined Skink. The blue tail signifies that it is a juvenile and lets the adult males know that they need not expend any energy defending territory or mates.

    Education Director
    Audubon at the Francis Beidler Forest

  2. Nice skink! Love the blue and turquoise. I’m surprised you were able to catch it, as they can be extremely quick. And he didn’t even loose his tail.

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