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Skink

Plestiodon sp.

Description:

Though it is difficult to see in the photos, this one looked like it was regrowing its tail.

Habitat:

Pine flatwoods near a lot of oak

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5 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

If you get lucky, one will run under a log or rock. Then you have to lift it and grab at the same time lol

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

Haha yeah, but I'd need to bring something with me to catch one. They are just too good at getting into the underbrush!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

One day you will catch one, and when you do, take photos of the underside of the tail. Then we can finally get one down to species haha. Or if you can at least keep getting face shots like this, one day one of them will be a broadheaded skink!

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

Thanks Ashley!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Nope :) 4 upper lip scales leaves you with either five-lined or southeastern five-lined. Only tell them apart by examining the scales on the underside of the tail haha. Broadhead skinks have 5 upper lip scales, take a look at this link http://dusttracks.com/2012/10/02/plestio...

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 2, 2015
Submitted on Apr 4, 2015

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