Sunday, June 1, 2008

Lizards of the North Fork - Five Lined Skink

Diurnal. Terrestrial; the Five-lined Skink climbs only to bask on stumps or the lower reaches of tree trunks. It feeds on insects and their larvae, spiders, earthworms, crustaceans, lizards, even small mice. Often have blue tails. Common on the porches at ROLF. Eats plenty of insects. Male in breeding has red head.

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