not sure at all of this ID. This poor little guy may have been stepped on accidentally when it got in the middle of a group of people walking at Oliver Park
The East Indian Brown Mabuya (Eutropis multifasciata), also known as Many-lined Sun Skink or just Sun Skink. This one was about 27 cm long and looked like it had just eaten.
"The Skink is hiding in a empty spa drain. Tried to catch and release it, but it is too elusive." - Alan Connell
1st Spotted and Photographed, July 16, 2014
2nd Sighting - July 29, 2014 (not photographed)
Observations and photos by Alan Connell.
It was just gripping the tree and staying still, probably basking in the sun. Maybe 3cm?
Second photo shows his blue tail disappearing fast!
Himalayan litter skink
Skinks are lizards belonging to the family Scincidae. Together with several other lizard families, including Lacertidae (the "true" or wall lizards), they comprise the superfamily or infraorder Scincomorpha. With more than 1500 described species, the Scincidae are the most diverse family of lizards.