While I’ve encountered skinks in the yard over the years, they’ve always been fast to scurry away once we made eye contact.  This northern prairie skink seemed to be craving the warm, spring sun as much as I was and lingered long enough for me to capture him on film.  I learned that the male skinks develop a bright orange “smile” to woo the ladies during the breeding season.  Hopefully he didn’t stick around trying to woo me!


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  1. That’s nice and close, did you have to sneak in and edge ever closer? 🙂

  2. That’s actually a five-lined skink, not a prairie skink.


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