A small, quick-moving lizard common in the eastern United States. They reach up to about 7 inches in length. Males have a large deep-blue patch on the throat and blue on the sides of the belly, while females have lighter blue spots on the throat and sides. They feed on arthropods, snails and slugs.
Woods, fields, urban areas.
These lizards tend to be skittish. I see them on a regular basis, but have managed to get recognizable photos of them only twice now.