The species has triangular head with prominent eyes. Brown and gray in color on the dorsal side and long tail. There are Approximately 13 rows of scales across the back at the middle of the body and ventral sides are darker than dorsal side along with the black marks. There are side marks near the eyes.
It's a juvenile Southern Alligator Lizard that managed to get into my house after leaving the door open a little.
Wandered across the trail.
Lizard was rescued from a cat; placed the lizard near the back wall. Temperature was 28 degrees Celsius, wind ENE at 5 m/s, and humidity at 8%.
While doing some gardening in the evening, I startled this young Southern Alligator Lizard, who jumped out from the nearby weeds, and who I managed to corral into a small white bucket to take a few photos. Once it calmed down, I released it back into the area where I had originally caught it. I'd estimate the snout-vent length at 6 - 8 cm, and a total length near 20 cm.