Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon inexpectatus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon inexpectatus)

Quick, sleek lizard. You can generally find them warming in the early morning sun. Juveniles have blue tails.
Note: This may be P. fasciatus although it seems their range ends in northern Florida; map: http://maps.iucnredlist.org/map.html?id=64227

Diet: beetles, wood roaches, grasshoppers and other insects

Preyed upon by large birds, (crows, kestrels, hawks), foxes, raccoons, opossums, skunks, shrews, moles, domestic cats, and snakes.

Learn: http://srelherp.uga.edu/lizards/eumine.htm

My take: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/hep-herpetology.html

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