Broad-headed skink

broad-headed-skink-1.jpg This is a Broad-Headed Skink.  My son caught this on our front porch.  This is a male.  The females have lines down the side and are almost identical to Five Line Skink.  The males will get 6 to 13 inches in length.  This one is about 5 or 6 inches.  Here is a close up of the face.

broaded-skink.jpg  They like wet woody areas and forage for food, vertebrates and arthropods,  on the ground.  They will climb trees to hide and sleep.  Cute aren’t they?

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20 responses to “Broad-headed skink

  1. That was just sitting out on your front porch? Awesome!

  2. < ![CDATA[That was just sitting out on your front porch? Awesome!]]>

  3. Here in your blog they are cute….in live sight no way!!!

    I think that my hubby and son would love to come visit you and get to handle all these interesting creatures.

  4. < ![CDATA[Here in your blog they are cute....in live sight no way!!! I think that my hubby and son would love to come visit you and get to handle all these interesting creatures.]]>

  5. Very cute. He has a very pretty face.

  6. < ![CDATA[Very cute. He has a very pretty face.]]>

  7. Those skinks are cute. 🙂

    I see the Southeastern Five-lined Skink once in a while, they lurk about the undersides of the porch.

    There is another one that I seldom see. It lives under the chilly leafy woodland floor out back behind the house. It is black with dots. I don’t know what it is.

  8. < ![CDATA[Those skinks are cute. :) I see the Southeastern Five-lined Skink once in a while, they lurk about the undersides of the porch. There is another one that I seldom see. It lives under the chilly leafy woodland floor out back behind the house. It is black with dots. I don't know what it is.]]>

  9. Awwwww! That itty bitty face! A face only a mother could love.

    😆

    Awesome shot! 😀

    Hugs, Robin

  10. < ![CDATA[Awwwww! That itty bitty face! A face only a mother could love. :lol: Awesome shot! :D Hugs, Robin]]>

  11. Donna is it a Salamander?

  12. < ![CDATA[Donna is it a Salamander?]]>

  13. I do believe you are right! 🙂 It’s a little (maybe 5 inches) black salamander with blue spots, very cute. I haven’t seen one in years though.

  14. < ![CDATA[I do believe you are right! :) It's a little (maybe 5 inches) black salamander with blue spots, very cute. I haven't seen one in years though.]]>

  15. I am sorry, Applie. I wish that I could like amphibians and reptiles. I truly do, but they are creepy to me. 🙂 I am glad that you appreciate these creatures. You are awesome!

  16. < ![CDATA[I am sorry, Applie. I wish that I could like amphibians and reptiles. I truly do, but they are creepy to me. :) I am glad that you appreciate these creatures. You are awesome!]]>

  17. i have a little skink like that as a pet do you know what they eat?

  18. that skink is very cute!!!:)

    i”ve coght like 10 not like that they were grey and black.:::))):):):):)

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