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Broad-headed skink
Plestiodon laticeps

Featured Image Credit: “Broad-headed Skink – Eumeces laticeps, Mason Neck State Park, Lorton, Virginia” by Judy Gallagher is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Size: 6.5 - 12.8 in long
Family: Scincidae
Habitat: Humid forest areas with abundant leaf litter, especially oak forests.
Identification: "Wide jaws, giving the head a triangular appearance. Adult males are brown or olive brown in color and have bright orange heads during the mating season in spring. Females have five light stripes running down the back and the tail." From wikipedia.com
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