Even the Skinks are having tick problems here in Arkansas.
Skink Facts and Camera Settings
Skinks look roughly like true lizards, but most species have no pronounced neck and their legs are relatively small.
Most species of skinks have long, furry, tapering tails they can shed if a predator grabs the tail. Such species generally can regenerate the lost part of a tail, though imperfectly. Species with stumpy tails have no special regenerative abilities.