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It could be a skink or a salamander
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!
According to Wiki, they don't really like water. "It may dive under water when pursued, although normally avoids wet areas."
It's definitely a skink but I can't ID it from the photos.
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?
looks like a skink to me. i never knew though that skinks could swim.
Spotted on Mar 2, 2012 Submitted on Mar 2, 2012
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