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Grumpy Roadside Critter Turns into Unlikely BFF for Good Samaritan!



Quick Smiles:

  • A ‘grumpy’ skink found on the road gets a helping hand to safety.
  • The skink warms up to her rescuer, allowing him to give her a few gentle head scratches.
  • Rescuer, Fullerton, ends up making an unexpected friend in the process.

So, here’s the scoop. Our guy, Fullerton, was just minding his own business when he stumbled upon a rather disgruntled skink in the middle of the road. Instead of walking away, he decided to lend a hand (or rather, a stick) to move the tiny creature to a safer spot.

The skink, initially a little peeved, seemed to have a change of heart. She must have realized that Fullerton was just trying to help. “Aw, what a little legend,” Fullerton remarked, clearly impressed by his new scaly acquaintance.

As if understanding his words, the skink softened up. She even allowed Fullerton to give her a few gentle head scratches. Talk about going from zero to hero!

With that, Fullerton’s encounter with the “angry” skink had a happy ending. He managed to save her from potential danger and, in the process, made a new friend.


Moving an Eastern Shingleback Skink (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) off the road in Rufus – NSW – AUSTRALIA. #reels #lizard #reptile #instareels #herpetology #herpingtheglobe #wildlife #fauna #reptilesofinstagram #lizardsofinstagram #wildlifeonearth #wildlifeaddicts #australia #beautiful #aussie #nsw #outback #animalsofinstagram #skink #rescue #iphone15promax #apple #film #reptilesoftiktok #lizardsoftiktok

♬ original sound – Mick Fullerton Wildlife

For more of Mick Fullerton’s animal rescues, you can follow him on TikTok. Who knows, you might just pick up some tips on how to make friends with the critters in your backyard!