Monday, December 12, 2011

5 lined Skink

These are amazingly fast little guys.  This one was running full steam and suddenly stopped and posed for me.  I took this in the Ocala National Forest.  The young ones have a beautiful cobalt blue tail so I think this is an adult female.  The males will tolerate females and young skinks in their territory but actively defend it from other adult males.  I remember catching these as a kid but those days are long gone.

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