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Ground Skink

Scincella lateralis


It could be a skink or a salamander



1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 9 years ago
Ground Skink
Scincella lateralis Scincella lateralis

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KarenL 9 years ago

I've ticked the box that says "help me ID this spotting" and blanked the scientific name (removed "unknown") because by filling anything in Scientific name tricks the software into regarding the spotting as identified. With this blank, it is marked as not identified enabling the community to try & identify it for you. Thanks!

Liam 9 years ago

According to Wiki, they don't really like water. "It may dive under water when pursued, although normally avoids wet areas."

Aaron_G 9 years ago

It's definitely a skink but I can't ID it from the photos.

JarréttTaylor 9 years ago

He swims quite well actually, do you think it will harm him if I let him stay in our pool?
We do not use chlorine to clean the pool, instead we use copper and silver. Do you think it will harm him?

Hema 9 years ago

looks like a skink to me. i never knew though that skinks could swim.

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 2, 2012
Submitted on Mar 2, 2012

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