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Ground Skink

Scincella lateralis

Description:

He is between 2.5-3 inches long and quite thick all the way to his tail. His skin is shiny and has a red tint.

Habitat:

Spotted on a sidewalk, mid-morning, in a long-leaf pine wetland.

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Ground Skink
Scincella lateralis Ground Skink - North Carolina


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4 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

I've moved this to reptiles for you.

KarenPatterson
KarenPatterson 8 years ago

Thanks!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

A beauty!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

KarenPatterson, what you have there is actually a skink (and a lovely one at that)! Nice spot and photo :)

KarenPatterson
Spotted by
KarenPatterson

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 2, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012

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