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locally referred to as "sapachi maushi"...meaning "the snake's aunty"..!!.:).. ...maybe because of absence of a visible neck that makes them look like snakes....!!.. skinks may have been generated when the snake evolved into the lizard.... According to local wisdom...the skink will bring in a lot of wealth to the family whose house it enters..!!..:)..:)..
favoring a variety of habitats, in india these are found in grasslands and forest areas and even close to human habitation..
Spotted on Nov 11, 2012
Submitted on Jul 27, 2013