Little Brown Skink
Little Brown Skink Adult photo courtesy of John Kazyak
A golden to dark brown back with an even darker brown
stripe running the length of the body along the sides.
Scales so small that it appears (and feels) smooth and
Little Brown Skink Adult photo by Matt Close
Primarily in pine and hardwood forests where they are found on the forest
floor among and under rotting logs and leaf litter. They prefer moist
places, frequently occurring near streams. Occasionally found in fields and
lawns. They seldom climb.
A very wary and nervous skink, they will hide under the nearest coarse woody
debris and leaf litter when disturbed. Lift logs and debris to find. They
will make serpentine lateral movements to escape, and will even enter
shallow water when fleeing.
Little Brown Skink Habitat photo courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
Can be found in forests of the Coastal Plain of southern Maryland and the
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