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Five-Lined Skink

Plestiodon inexpectatus

Description:

Large shiny lizard



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3 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Haha it's very hard! Just hope they run into a grass clump and stop or something along those lines. And you usually look pretty ridiculous crawling all over the ground after one, but all in good fun :) The Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) is also extremely similar, but you're just a little too far south for them.

pennymomof2
pennymomof2 4 years ago

Thanks Ashely, how do you catch one of these things to see under their tail? They are so fast.

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Either the Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon inexpectatus) or the Broadhead Skink (Plestiodon laticeps). They can only be told apart by looking under the tail.

Tampa, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.95, Long: -82.46

Spotted on Mar 30, 2014
Submitted on Mar 31, 2014

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