• Album: 50/90 2015
  • Track: 2
  • Year: 2015
  • Title: Skinks
  • Album Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Composer: 18th Century French Melody
  • Poet: S.W. Black

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Skinks they like to dig in ground
and where sand’s all around.
Most are quite small
but some can be over a foot long.
Oh they have no real neck
and most will eat insects.
Though the ones kept as pets
also eat vegetative sets.
And they have tails that shed
when grabbed by foxes’ heads.
The tail can regrow
imperfectly at best.

From the Miocene with few
to tons of species.
Neoseps lack forelimbs
it does not climb trees.
On the Solomon Isles
is the largest of these.
Young use a placenta
just like you or like me.
So keep your cats indoors
and your dogs on a leash.
They do not need to eat
skinks if you please.

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