Five-Lined Skink


These elusive reptiles are only found in small, specialized habitats of Vermont. Five-lined skinks inhabit rock slides, cliffs, areas near ledges, open woods, old buildings, and it is often found near water.


When they are breeding the males have a red throat and sometimes a red face.

Common Garter Snake

Common garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) are active mainly during the day and are active through a wider range of temperatures than most snakes. They hibernate from late October through March or early April, but can be found basking on rocks during mild winter days. Common garter snakes hibernate in natural cavities or burrows, such as rodent burrows, crayfish burrows, under rock piles, or in stumps.

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