Most skinks in the southeastern region are similar in behavior, general habitat, and appearance. Juveniles of the most common species have smooth black bodies with yellow stripes down the body and a bright metallic blue tail. This distinctive color pattern is seen in a more subdued fashion in adult females. Some species, especially the broad-headed skink, get several inches long and during the.
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Though not an issue for humans, American five-lined Skinks are toxic to pets and other animals. They are one of the most common lizards on the east coat of the United States, and young five-lined skinks do have a noticeable blue tail. When ingested, these lizards can case Peripheral Vestibular Disease in animals. Though debilitating to the animal, it is usually not a lasting condition, but a.As with many lizards, when a skink is attacked, its tail will break off and continues to wiggle, distracting a would-be predator. Some skinks may be poisonous to eat. I have heard of cats becoming.Are Skinks Poisonous? Skinks are not poisonous. A skink is a small lizard, with most species being a bit less than 8 inches long. It is one of the most common lizards. Some types of skinks make good pets. Most skinks dig burrows where they can hide from predators such as birds of prey, other types of lizards, rodents, snakes, raccoons and possums. Other skinks live in decaying logs and under.
Plestiodon anthracinus - Coal Skink Plestiodon fasciatus - Common Five-lined Skink Plestiodon inexpectatus - Southeastern Five-lined Skink Plestiodon laticeps - Broad-headed Skink Plestiodon septentrionalis - Prairie Skink Scincella lateralis - Little Brown Skink. Family Teiidae.Read More
Discover Life's page about the biology, natural history, ecology, identification and distribution of Eumeces inexpectatus Taylor, 1932 -- Discover Life.Read More
The Five-Lined Skink’s primary defense mechanisms are its four fast feet. If you are quick enough to catch a big skink, you might get nipped on the hand. While it may be a bit painful, it’s extremely unlikely you’ll need medical attention from a skink bite. Finally, like other lizards, if a predator does manage to grab a five-liner by the tail, the tail will break off and continue.Read More
Posts Tagged Five-lined Skink. A Bird in the Hand. Posted by piedmontgardener in Native Wildlife, piedmont gardening, Uncategorized on September 9, 2014. Ripe fruits of Solomon’s Plume. Last week was too hot here, the heat made worse by the fact that most of the summer was unusually mild. Dust clouds rose with the slightest disturbance, lingering long in humid, stagnant air. It was not a.Read More
Blue Tail Skink for Sale. Blue Tail Skink Mabuya quinquetaeniata. We have stunning Blue tail skinks for sale at tremendous prices. This species attains a length of approximately six inches and is an avid consumer of insects. When you buy a Blue Tail skink from us, you automatically receive our 100% live arrival guarantee. Choose: Options: Quantity: View Cart. Sexing Your Blue Tail Skink Please.Read More
Five-lined skinks can be distinguished from the southeastern five-lined skinks by a row of enlarged scales under the tail and from broad-headed skinks by smaller size and four labial (lip) scales instead of five. Five-lined skinks are primarily terrestrial but often climb trees, especially dead and decaying snags where insects are abundant. They are active year-round in warm weather.Read More
Broad-headed Skink The broad-headed skink (Plestiodon laticeps) is the largest lizard of the family Scincidae (skinks) found in Alabama and the second largest lizard native to the southeastern United States. It is common in woodlands throughout the state, but has been reported in suburban and even very urban environments, where its semi-arboreal nature makes it one of Alabama's more frequently.Read More
Southeastern Five-Lined Skink. Photo by Todd Pierson. Plestiodon inexpectatus. Description: 5.5-8.5 in. (14-21.6 cm) Like five-lined skinks, southeastern five-lined skinks usually have five light stripes on a brown or black background. Adult males often develop orange-brown coloration on their head, especially during the spring breeding season. Young have narrow yellow or orange stripes on a.Read More
Five-Lined Skink. Plestiodon fasciatus male Five-Lined Skink Plestiodon gilberti Gilbert Skink. Plestiodon inexpectatus Southeastern Five-Lined Skink. Plestiodon laticeps female Broad-Headed Skink. Plestiodon laticeps male Broad-Headed Skink. Plestiodon multivirgatus Many-Lined Skink.Read More
The range of the common five-lined skink, a terrestrial lizard, also encompasses all of Tennessee. Individuals are black or dark brown and have five wide, light-colored stripes. They eat larvae, spiders, worms, small crustaceans, mice and other lizards. The southeastern five-lined skink is similar in appearance and diet, but is absent from the northwestern, southwestern and northeastern.Read More