Friday, May 13, 2011

Five Lined Skink

So, yesterday I saw this guy in my recycling bin:

Five Lined Skink by tertiarymatt
Five Lined Skink, a photo by tertiarymatt on Flickr.

This is a male five lined skink (Plestiodon fasciatus), in his breeding colors.  He's also missing his tail, which is likely due to a neighborhood cat, or perhaps an opossum or skunk.  He was probably in there looking for bugs, since the cat food cans tend to attract them.

Also, part II of the bees paper will go up soon, probably later today.  I'm sure y'all just can't wait.

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