Little Brown Skink (Scincella lateralis )
Little Brown Skink Adult photo courtesy of John Kazyak
Little Brown Skink Adult photo by Matt Close
Primarily in pine and hardwood forests where they are found on the forest floor among and under rotting logs and leaf litter. They prefer moist places, frequently occurring near streams. Occasionally found in fields and lawns. They seldom climb.
A very wary and nervous skink, they will hide under the nearest coarse woody debris and leaf litter when disturbed. Lift logs and debris to find. They will make serpentine lateral movements to escape, and will even enter shallow water when fleeing.
Little Brown Skink Habitat photo courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
Can be found in forests of the Coastal Plain of southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore.
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Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
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