Thursday, March 14, 2013

What is It?!

At first glance I thought it was a Salamander.  I first grabbed the camera and research came later.  According to this website, http://www.wildflorida.com/wildlife/lizards/Broad-headed_Skink.php, it's a Broadheaded Skink.  I had never heard of these, but hubby has seen some with blue tails during his childhood in Pensacola, FL.   
He is a handsome little fellow.   
I wonder if Sandra, my fellow Floridian blogger, has seen any??  



17 comments:

That corgi :) said...

Interesting looking, Marie; I like the coloring of his head!! Of course I would "freak out" if I saw it in my yard :)

betty

Annie said...

Handsome fellow, Marie. I'm betting the lady skinks are swooning.

Ms. A said...

I've seen skinks, but can't recall if they were red headed?

Ginny said...

I have heard of them but never seen a real one. Your pictures are really good. It looks like a child's rubber toy!!

Sandra said...

when we lived in St Pete our yard was full of these, but here in Bradenton, I have not seen a single one. In Savannah we had the ones with the blue tails. he is a pretty one...

Annmarie Pipa said...

my kids bring me creatures like this and ask me what they are and I always just say salamander...now I will say Broadhead Skink and they will be so impressed with my knowledge!
He is cute!!

TexWisGirl said...

he's adorable! we have some tiny skinks around here. love 'em.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my bosh - I guess for a lizard he is a good looking guy - but not in my house! sandie

Beth said...

He is quite magnificent...at a distance that is. :-) Great shots.

Betsy Adams said...

I've heard of skinks --but we don't have them here. He's a beauty though.

Hugs,
Betsy

The Domestic Sweetheart said...

What a cool shot!

Ann said...

I never heard of those before. He is quite interesting looking though. Don't let Sandra's Jake see him or he's a gonner....lol

Katie Clooney said...

I much rather see his picture than see him in person!!! Great photos. Have a great weekend.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We get skinks here bu t they are always blue headed.

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...

Oh my goodness he is so very cute! I hope you have a blessed week!

SquirrelQueen said...

Aw, he is just the cutest little thing with those cute little toes. I remember seeing the blue ones when I lived in the south but not this color.

Mamabug said...

We have both varieties here in NW Florida. The one in your photo is the bigger of the two and they can get a lot bigger! Nice shots!