For the month of May, Prakritinepal Blog calendar features a Ground Skink from the family Scincidae.

Looking like lizards, skinks have smaller legs and no pronounced neck. The majority of skinks have tapered tails which when grabbed upon can be shed. The tail regenerates.

Skinks are particularly insectivorous and normally prey on flies, crickets, grasshoppers, beetles, caterpillars, etc. Various species also eat earthworms, millipedes, centipedes, snails, slugs, isopods (woodlice etc), moths, small lizards (including geckos), and small rodents.