Juveniles have the distinct bright blue tail. The stripes and the tail both fade as the Skink ages. In males, the tail turns brown, and in females it becomes a dull blue-gray.
The Five-lined Skink prefers a moist habitat. They are carnivorous and will eat just about anything that will fit in their mouths.
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