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Common Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus)

Record Information
Created: June 20th, 2014 - 05:56 PM
Last Modified: October 11th, 2014 - 08:37 PM
Entered by: Aaron Bierly
Record # 55385
Observation Information
County: Franklin County
Time: 2014-06-19 11:45:00
Qty: 1
Age: --
Sex: Unknown
Air Temperature: -----
Cloud Cover: Unknown
Weather Conditions: Unknown
Elevation: 735.00ft
Habitat: Edge of shale chip parking lot surrounded by deciduous undergrowth.


My first skink I positively identified. Originally saw it when getting out of my vehicle to conduct some geologic field work but it scampered away before I could get a picture. Returning an hour later I crept up to the sight and spotted it. It just so happens that today I discovered I got it into some serious poison ivy and couldn't figure out where I got it from. I think I know now (See vegetation in second photo).



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