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Pest Control

I live alone in a cabin in Francis Marion National Forest where I conduct research on venomous snakes. My cabin is constantly crawling with rats, mice, ants, roaches and more. It's impossible to eradicate them all!! Fortunately I have small predators, like this southeastern five-lined skink, for pest control. From time to time I see lizards and even snakes in odd places throughout the cabin. I happened to observe this lizard take down this roach on the screen to my porch. It took the lizard approximately five minutes to kill and eat the roach.

TAGS: Lizard, South Carolina, United States

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Salem, Virginia, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Alex Bentley.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2015
Total Views: 58
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: July 19, 2015, 9:09 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
Focal Length: 250mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f9
ISO: ISO1250
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PHOTO LOCATION N/A, South Carolina, United States of America