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Common Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus ) Large skink (almost 9 inches long) resting on an old, rotting oak stump at a forest/meadow edge. It ran off before I could get any closer shots!<br />
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Not 100 percent on ID. Plestiodon inexpectatus is similar!<br />
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<br />
Not 100 percent on ID. Plestiodon inexpectatus is similar! <br />
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Common Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus )

Large skink (almost 9 inches long) resting on an old, rotting oak stump at a forest/meadow edge. It ran off before I could get any closer shots!

Not 100 percent on ID. Plestiodon inexpectatus is similar!

Common Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) Large skink (almost 9 inches long) resting on an old, rotting oak stump at a forest/meadow edge. It ran off before I could get any closer shots!<br />
<br />
Not 100 percent on ID. Plestiodon inexpectatus is similar! <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77465/common_five-lined_skink_plestiodon_fasciatus_.html Common Five-lined Skink,Geotagged,Plestiodon fasciatus,Spring,United States

    comments (4)

  1. Cute <3 Posted 2 months ago
    1. It was monstrous! I was shocked when I saw it O_O I have to admit it kind of startled me! Posted 2 months ago
      1. 9 inches sounds pretty big! I'm used to tiny salamanders, haha. Posted 2 months ago
        1. Same here.

          The only other lizards I have seen close to this size are the Eastern Fence Lizards!
          Posted 2 months ago

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The five-lined skink is a species of lizard endemic to North America. It is one of the most common lizards in the eastern U.S. and one of the seven native species of lizards in Canada.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Apr 15, 2019. Captured Apr 14, 2019 00:28 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/332s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm