Skink With A Tick Problem

By | September 7, 2009
A Skink With A Tick

A Skink With A Tick

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.

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

0 thoughts on “Skink With A Tick Problem

  1. Kimmy

    Wow that’s something I’ve never seen before! The rabbits here are usually covered in ticks during the summer. You would figure a lizard’s skin would be too thick to latch into.
    Nice catch Steve!

  2. saul gotay

    I just had a monitor lizard die. I found a tick on him a few days ago and i was able to pull it out intact. Can they really kill a lizard if it wasn’t imbedded in him fully?

  3. derrikwhitworth

    hey Im going thru google trying to find some good pics of lavaca. I saw you had some and wanted to say hi. I live in Ft. Smith now but I went to lavaca in highschool. My family lives on 96 almost in Franklin county. Its really nice out there if you are looking for good scenery to capture on your camera! Derrick

  4. Barbara Gabriel

    I’ve found of couple of lizards in my yard like this one in your picture. This is the first year I’ve seen them and I’ve lived here 20 years. I live in central NC. Can you tell me what kind of lizard it is and if it is tailless as mine are.

  5. Steve Creek Post author

    Barbara, that photo is not a lizard but a Common Five-lined Skink. I am a southern country boy and I always have called these things lizards but they are skinks.