I found this lizard today in a pile of dead leaves up against the edge of a concrete slab.
It was moving groggily, looking truncated and unbalanced with its stump of a tail.
I took it indoors to show Clive.
“Watch out,” he warned me. “It won’t stay groggy for long in your warm hand.”
In fact the photo shows it beginning to acquire a leery look.
But I managed to transport it without mishap back to where I found it to continue its hibernation.