Plestiodon inexpectatus, 16 May 2015

Plestiodon inexpectatus, the Southeastern five-lined skink;
Lake county, Florida (16 May 2015).

Ah, yes, our beloved Southeastern five-lined skink. In central Florida, this is our dominant, most commonly observed skink species. Fairly small and quite slinky, I often find these scrambling and scurrying about the ground early in the morning, typically near the edge of patios, sidewalks, and shrubs. Most of the time, however, they’re pretty well hidden, bunkered down beneath surface litter and detritus.

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