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Broadhead skink

Plestiodon laticeps


Broadhead skinks are the largest skink in the southeast, and with the exception of the glass lizards, are the largest lizards in our region. These large lizards have short legs and a streamlined body. With a reddish color on the head.


Broadhead skinks range throughout Georgia and South Carolina but are most common in the Coastal Plain. This species may be found in many habitats but prefers wooded areas and are often seen in spreading live oak trees in maritime forests.


They can bite but it isn't poisonous and it doesn't hurt very much.

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Nicholas D-anna
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Nicholas D-anna

West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Mar 15, 2017
Submitted on May 21, 2017

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