Monday, May 18, 2009

skink territory disputes

I was lucky enough to get some nice photos of the back porch environs dominant skink making sure that he remains dominant. This type of lizard does not have sharp teeth, so basically a lot of wrestling with jaws clamped around the head. The red/orange coloration of the head is typical of the breeding coloration of this type of skink.(broad head skink)
We have seen lots of lizard activity in our yard this spring, five lined skinks, blue tailed skinks and the Carolina anole, mistakely called a chameleon locally because it does have a color change but they ususally move too fast to get a good photo. 

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