Ground Skink

Scincella lateralis

Ground Skink
Photo by Eric Williams
Description:  The Ground Skink ranges in size from 3-5.5 inches.  Coloration is brown with a dark stripe running along each side of the body.  The area on the back between the stripes is a lustrous brown.  Belly is usually whitish.

Habitat:  Found under leaf litter or decaying wood in woodlands or open areas.

Behavior:  The Ground Skink has a clear patch in its lower eyelid, allowing it to see when the eyes are closed.

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