Saturday, May 23, 2009

5 Lined Skink….a real cutie

I was in the back yard, helping my husband hang the bird feeder. Evidently the Raccoons figured our how to jump from the tree to the feeder, so we strung a longer cable. Now they really have to walk the tightrope to get to it. This is my old feeder, not the new “squirrel proof” one I hung in the front yard.

While there I spotted a male Cuban Brown Anole. Not one of my favorites since they are taking over the territory of the Green Anole (my favorite). But I let everything live here that wants to. I did get some pictures that I’ll post one of these day, but while out there I spotted this young 5 Lined Skink. I love this picture. Isn’t he the cutest little bug eater you’ve seen today?5 lined skink adolescent2

The youngsters have a beautiful iridescent blue tail. He wouldn’t let me get a picture of it. adolescent skink

Here’s a closer look at his face. He’s really very pretty.

5 lined skink closeup


  1. I haven't seen a skink 'round here, but my development was brand-spankity new when I moved in 3 years ago, and it took at least a year for the anoles to come back after all the construction was done. The skink looks sort of related to the salamanders we had up north.

    Tink *~*~*

  2. He really IS a cute little Skink! Probably about as cute as a Skink can be anyway ; )

    Nothing like that here in the northeast that I know of.

  3. I've heard others from your area talking about Skinks... They just look like little lizards to me..

    Pretty little guy... Does he 'hurt' your flowers/plants/veggies????

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

  4. Hi Carol,
    The last shot is gorgeous. What a funny animal!!

  5. I think he is beautiful. I have him on my desktop.(computer)

  6. Hee hee..that is a cute little fellow. Thanks for the info..I love that I can read blogs and always learn something.

  7. Very nice shot of the skink- I especially like the close-up photo. The 5-lined Skink was the first lizard that I remember seeing as a kid- I was quite fascinated by it.

  8. Oh, I found a 5-lined skink last summer--a young one with the blue line. Here is the link:

    They really are beautiful. I like your photos better than mine--especially the close-up.

  9. We have one in the house and we don't know how to get it out. We are afraid of it and don't want to touch it. We have 2 dogs and we are afraid that if they it they might get sick. Any advise would be appreciated

  10. Anonymous...I usually take a broom and a the door..and then use them to encourage it toward the opening and outside.


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