Check out this cute little guy. Fantastic to see so many skinks on Matiu/Somes Island. I haven't seen any since I was a kid. I'm afraid I have no idea what sort of skink this is, I think common skink? Suggestions from those in the know much appreciated - I'm going cross-eyed trying to work it out on the internet.
They are so metallic and shiny that both my husband and I thought this was a railway spike holding up the wood on the edge of the step, then Chris said "wait, that spike has little hands."