Western Skink

Plestiodon skiltonianus

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The western skink(Plestiodon skiltonianus) is a species of small, smooth-scaled lizard with relatively small limbs. It measures about 100 to 210 mm (about 4 to 8.25 inches) in total length (body + tail). It is one of five species of lizards in Canada. Western skinks are very adaptable. They spend much of their day basking in the sun. Their diet ranges widely, including spiders and beetles. Western skinks will bite if grasped and will flee if...

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  1. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Ken-ichi Ueda, http://www.flickr.com/photos/18024068@N00/3314980199
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plestiodon_skiltonianus

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