Lizard on the front sidewalk

The first lizard I've seen in Indiana

This lizard was sitting on my front sidewalk, about 10 feet from my front door, in the Sutter's Cove addition on the north side. This is the first time I have seen it and was wondering if anyone could identify it.

I'm not sure where it lives but thought that it may have been flooded out of its home from all of the melting snow and rain.

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Josh says ... on Thursday, Aug 11 at 10:36 PM

That is no Skink... it is 100% Salamander.

CD says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 10:48 PM

Might be a skink.

becca says ... on Sunday, Jul 3 at 7:31 PM

i jjust found one and its gray with black strips

kdawg says ... on Friday, Jun 3 at 8:14 PM

duh there is lizards in indiana

britt says ... on Friday, Jun 3 at 5:27 PM

just saw two huge lizzards a male with a red head and a female he was chasing, in Evansville

Bri says ... on Wednesday, Jun 1 at 12:51 PM

Just saw one out soaking up the sun...Craziness.

katelynn says ... on Thursday, Mar 24 at 9:39 AM

what

katelynn says ... on Thursday, Mar 24 at 9:38 AM

what kind of lizard should i get

natasha says ... on Wednesday, Sep 29 at 1:56 PM

can u keep them as pets

Brian says ... on Sunday, Jun 13 at 9:09 AM

My son found 2 of them in Frankfort. I thought he was crazy, Not in Indiana i Said,Turns out I was wrong!

Mike says ... on Friday, Oct 30 at 9:19 PM

Just found one in my basement window pit... I was cleaning out the frogs that fall down there all the time and reached in and saw this lizard looking at me sideways. Scared the bajezus out of me. Not really, I was only a little bit startled.

Daniel says ... on Thursday, Jul 16 at 7:01 AM

Leslie is correct, it is a salamander. They are actually quite abundant around our parts. They tend to like dark moist places. Usually in the woods under rocks and dead logs. Sometimes you can find them in your flower beds too though.

Scott says ... on Thursday, Mar 12 at 2:51 PM

it's a ground skink. Here is a link to native species of Indaina. http://www.nhj.k12.in.us/teachers/klesko/lizard/lizards_of_indiana%20index.htm

Boofany says ... on Saturday, Jun 7 at 3:34 PM

I found 2 of these on my front porch . 06/02/08 Bloomington,IN

Kristy says ... on Friday, Apr 18 at 7:09 PM

If lizards are everywhere, I must not look down very much. I've actually never seen anything like that in Indiana either.

Leslie` says ... on Friday, Apr 4 at 5:38 PM

This actually isn't a lizard it is a Tiger Salamander.

bubba says ... on Monday, Mar 31 at 9:02 AM

Lizards are everywhere. Get use to it.

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