Saw this little guy sitting on a tree.
On the last day of our vacation, we decided to hit a couple more state parks. Bummer though -- Palmetto Palm State Park was closed because of the Oct 31 flood! We were just able to walk around a short trail on the north side of the river. Nonetheless, nature was there. :)
Male Trachylepis quinquetaeniata
Skinks are lizards belonging to the family Scincidae. Together with several other lizard families, including Lacertidae (the "true" or wall lizards), they comprise the superfamily or infraorder Scincomorpha. With more than 1500 described species, the Scincidae are the most diverse family of lizards.