Yes, a skink, not a skunk. A skink smells much better than a skunk, and they are unusual creatures. They are in the lizard family, but move more like a snake. They like trees and burrowing, and they can shed their tails in a hurry if needed. They swallow crickets and grasshoppers whole, and they like it when they are let out of the plastic ice cream container they’ve been in all day when school is over, too.