Southeastern Five-Lined Skink

 

One of the most common native Florida lizards, Skinks spend their time on the ground searching for prey. Mistakenly called ‘Blue Tailed Skinks’ that name only applies to the juveniles which mature into adults with brown bodies and brown tails. The juvenile’s tile is fragile and may break off during a dispute only to re-grow with time. This Skink may be poisonous if eaten by pets.

Latin Name: Eumeces Inexpectatus

Habitat: Pine Flatwoods, Oak Hammock, Swamp

Diet: Insects, Spiders, Worms, Small Lizards