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May 19, 2009 09:12 |  #1

All of these I spotted on the side of my fathers house within 15 minutes, there is a 4th species what I call a blue tail that i was unbale to get a photo of. I have never seen so many different speices in 1 location at the same time.

Shot with my 70-200 at F4 with ISO around 400, still some came out blurry..(shaking to much ;) )

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May 19, 2009 11:21 |  #2

As you say, strange, and interesting, to spot four different species at one location.

# 3 actually looks like a salamander, but I don't think they are climbers.
Was it a fast mover? Anyway, nice shots and thanks for sharing.


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May 19, 2009 11:30 |  #3

Nice photos.
Without knowing exact location and not being able to do a scale count I'd say they are all the same (Five Lined Skink) with the exception of the spiny looking fellow (Eastern Fence Lizard).
Top one is a mature female, third one is a mature male in breeding mode (red head), and the fourth one is an even older male. Could possibly be Broad Headed Skinks or both but hard to say without seeing more detailed photos which would allow a scale count and 100% positive id.
The one you mentioned with the blue tail would be a juvenile. Both types and sexes have a blue tail when younger which fades as the animal gets older.


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May 19, 2009 15:01 |  #4

Luvthemtorts wrote in post #7950377 (external link)
Nice photos.
Without knowing exact location and not being able to do a scale count I'd say they are all the same (Five Lined Skink) with the exception of the spiny looking fellow (Eastern Fence Lizard).
Top one is a mature female, third one is a mature male in breeding mode (red head), and the fourth one is an even older male. Could possibly be Broad Headed Skinks or both but hard to say without seeing more detailed photos which would allow a scale count and 100% positive id.
The one you mentioned with the blue tail would be a juvenile. Both types and sexes have a blue tail when younger which fades as the animal gets older.

The blue tails are another species (I think)...he has a ton of them that I see year around, if I can get a shot of one i will post it..They like to sun themselves on his sidewalk and he can walk right by them without them moving.

I agree with the Broad Headed Skinks assesment...from what I was able to look up online...


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May 19, 2009 15:49 as a reply to  @ digirebelva's post |  #5

Here in Va. our lizards are quite limited. The only other one that would have a blue tail would be a 6 Lined Racerunner however the abundance of Five Lined Skinks you have and the habitat they are utilizing still suggests juvenile specimens of the same species as your photos.


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