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Five-Lined Skink

Plestiodon inexpectatus


Large shiny lizard

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AshleyT 10 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 10 years ago

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

AshleyT 10 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.

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Tampa, Florida, USA

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

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