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Western skink

Eumeces skiltonianus


Typical skink. Brown with two stripes of a lighter shade of brown going from head to tail each stripe being about 2mm in with.


Under a board in a grassy area in the foothills at an elevation of 850m.


When I lifted the board they were under they would run into the grass and show their tails so I would grab that and they would break it off and get away. When I grabbed them by the body they bit my fingers hard but it didn't hurt as they have no teeth.

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Squaw Valley, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 2, 2011
Submitted on Apr 3, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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