Five-lined ground skink

Plestiodon fasciatus

The five-lined ground skink is found throughout Florida in woods, grassy areas, and barrier islands. It is a type of lizard that is active during the day and feeds on insects, spiders, other lizards, and earthworms. When the weather turns cold, the five-lined ground skink will curl up inside a wet log to wait it out.

Photo credit: Peter May


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