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skink

Description:

Red Faced, about 4 inches long.

Habitat:

It occurs in many types of habitats and is often seen basking on fallen trees, walls, or in piles of trash. It makes it living on the ground, scratching through dead leaves and plants in search of insects. When alarmed, it vanishes into the dead leaves or sometimes takes to the water.

Notes:

In spring, breeding males have orange heads and cheeks.


1 species ID suggestions

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 7 years ago
Broad Headed Skink
Eumeces laticeps Broad-headed Skink

4 Comments

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 7 years ago

Wonderful spot and photo
By the red face - this is a male.

Frank Weaver
Frank Weaver 7 years ago

Thank you!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Hi Frank! I have relocated this skink to Reptiles for you.

oxyjack
oxyjack 7 years ago

Lovely skink!

Florida, USA

Lat: 27.94, Long: -81.58

Spotted on Apr 3, 2012
Submitted on Apr 3, 2012

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