The fence or snake-eyed Skink (Cryptoblepharus virgatus) is a skink commonly found in southern and eastern Australia. Its habitats include urban areas, woodlands and grasslands. Will often be seen on vertical surfaces such trees, fences and walls.
It is a relatively small, flat bodied skink of a silver-gray coloring. It has a distinct white stripe running along its body from the eye to the base of its tail. May grow up to be 10cm in length. Also sometimes called a snake-eyed skink because it lacks eyelids, instead having a translucent layer of scales covering its eyes similar to that of snakes.
It is an active little lizard, and if threatened will often play dead to confuse the attacker.Template:Skink-stub