Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink
Also known as:
Broadhead Skink
Stephen C. Foster State Park, Charlton County, GeorgiaMay 2, 2004
Broad-headed Skink (Plestiodon laticeps) Broad-headed Skink (Plestiodon laticeps)
It's obvious how these skinks got the name "Broad-headed" when you see a big male in the breeding season, as in the picture at top. I think the smaller skink in that picture is a younger male that the big one is trying to intimidate.

The second picture is of a juvenile. Other than the big adult males, Broad-headed Skinks are quite similar in appearance to two other skink species with overlapping ranges: Common Five-lined Skinks (Plestiodon fasciatus) and Southeastern Five-lined Skinks (Plestiodon inexepectatus).

Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawson County, GeorgiaMay 5, 2004
Broad-headed Skink (Plestiodon laticeps) Broad-headed Skink (Plestiodon laticeps)
Many a log in the woodsy part of this state park featured a basking skink or two. The second one pictured here has lost its tail recently, but lived to bask another day.
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