Subadult skink showing the blue tail and brightness of lines. Spotted two of these blue-tailed skinks and another that was entirely brown.
Leaf litter next to a wooden fencing. On University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine campus.
Very feisty, and body makes an 'S' shape when running. Identified with Peterson's Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Central and Eastern North America.