Broadhead Skink

This is the largest of Florida’s skink species and can grow to 13 inches in length. Broadhead Skinks are endemic to the SE USA and are quite common here in the Florida Panhandle. We have several living in our yard and I often see them chasing down roaches in the garage. So, don’t harm these lizards because they, like many other species that live in and around us, get rid of unwanted creep crawlies; cockroaches and spiders are high on the skinks’ to-eat list! The individual I photographed today measured about 7 inches in length and was chilling out next to a fallen tree at Peacock Springs State Park (about 90 minute drive east of Tallahassee). Beautiful park. Go check it out!

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