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V-24a.jpg (72962 bytes) The Blue-tailed Skink (Eumeces faciatus) is actually the immature five-lined skink.  It is often seen scampering amongst rocks and fallen logs. The adult five-lined skink was pictured on the Boulder Trail.

When the end of the blue-tailed skink's tail is pulled off, the tail will heal but remain short.  Old sawdust piles are favorite sites for these colorful lizards.