Found this skink, please id

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    Albino93 Very Well-Known Member

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    Found this little guy in the laundry, pretty certain its a yellow bellied water skink but not 100% sure, i didnt get a chance to see the belly tho. It was found in medowie, NSW. As a guess its snout to vent length was around 10ish cm, very cute little fella. :)

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    It looks like a Eastern Water Skink (Eulamprus quoyii) to me the yellow dorsolateral stripe that starts from just in front of the eye and extends to the mid body (on this specimen) is a characteristic that heatwolei doesn't possess.
     
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    I agree with vicherps, it does look like a Eastern Water Skink
     
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    Could be i guess, they do look very similar. Whats the best/easiest way to tell them apart (for the inexperienced, like me :))?
     
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    The yellow dorsolateral stripe that starts from just in front of the eye and extends to the mid body (on this specimen) is a characteristic that heatwolei doesn't possess.
     
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    Oh okay, thanks.
    Yeh we usually find them hiding under abit of broken fence laying flat on the ground behind the shed. Alot of spiders too :/
    At home i only ever find little garden skinks and the odd bluetongue, its nice to find something a little different. :)
     
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    We really need ianofoz to identify this one ;)
     
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    The laughter, it is too much.

    Yeah it's definitely an Eastern Water, p.s. you won't find a heatwolei at Medowie or really anywhere near that area. Gotta go either down closer to Sydney or at higher altitude in Gloucester (and north of)
     
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    He was "in" not "of".

    And yes..... the memories.
     
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    Can someone fill me in, who's ianofoz?
    JasonL, they are some good shots. Where were u when u found them?
    Thanks all for ur input. :)
     
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    hahaha he who befriends wild skinks and keeps them like pets. search him. some of his threads were good until he became the lizard guru...

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    his name is actually ianinoz if you want to search him.
     
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    First thread I read. Pmsl
     
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