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Friday, September 25, 2015

Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus)

We don't have many reptiles on Vancouver Island so it is always interesting to see one, especially one I've not encountered before. I believe the little lizard pictured above is a Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus), probably the sub-species known as Skilton's Skink. I saw this one very near to the summit of Mount Douglas when I went there after photographing this week's mushrooms in the wetter lower reaches of the park.


JoJo said...

You are braver than I am. If I saw that I'd be shrieking and running the other way.

William Kendall said...

I have no idea if we have lizards in this part of the country. If there are, they're quite elusive, even more so than snakes.

Stephanie said...

I am the same as the first comment. He does look nice in the image but would be running away screaming if I saw that near my feet.