All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Five-lined Skink</strong> Eggs
<em>Eumeces fasciatus</em>
Kenny and I found these tiny 5-lined skink eggs in the middle of a trail at Haw Ridge (they were about the size of jellybeans). A nearby turtle nest had been dug up, only the dried she...
Five-lined Skink Eggs
Eumeces fasciatus
Kenny and I found these tiny 5-lined skink eggs in the middle of a trail at Haw Ridge (they were about the size of jellybeans). A nearby turtle nest had been dug up, only the dried shells of the eggs remained. We saw the skink eggs near a log that had been ripped open. Strangely, it was in the middle of the day and the trail had many bike riders, I don't know how long it had been since the nest had been disturbed. I scooped up the eggs and decayed wood as best I could and put them in the woods near another log. Thanks to my friend and local herpetologist, John Byrd, for help in identifying the eggs.

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