How common to Ohio is the common five-lined skink?

Posted By on May 6, 2012

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I’ve spent quite a few hours/years out in our yard working around, but today was the first I’ve ever noticed a tiny green lizard zipping around the foundation of our house. I’ve seen hundreds of little skinks in Florida, but haven’t notice many around our house. At first I though one must have hitched a ride in the car coming back from Florida last week, but then realized (after reading) that they are common in Ohio too … although I don’t recall seeing many. I can’t vouch for the “blue” tail (above photo -  not mine), I suspect that the one on our back patio was a younger male common fire-lined skink.

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