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American Five-lined Skink

Plestiodon fasciatus


The American five-lined skink is small to medium-sized, growing to about 12.5 to 21.5 centimetres (4.9 to 8.5 in) total length. Young five-lined skinks are dark brown to black with five distinctive white to yellowish stripes running along the body and a bright blue tail. The blue color fades to light blue with age, and the stripes also may slowly disappear. The dark brown color fades, too, and older individuals are often uniformly brownish. —Wikipedia


Five-lined skinks are ground-dwelling animals. They prefer moist, partially wooded habitat that provides ample cover or inside walls of buildings, trees as well as sites to bask in the sun. They can also be found in broken, rocky areas at the northern edge of their habitat. —Wikipedia

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Tukup 8 months ago

Beautiful shot Bonnie.

Hema 3 years ago

nice capture!

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 24, 2016
Submitted on Mar 24, 2017

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