This adult skink (and several others of the same species) was found in the afternoon under a rock in a meadow during a light rain near the AAROS Research Station of Agumbe in the Western Ghats.
He's eating a frog.
extreme urban suburb of Bombay, India. About 3 to 4 inches in length, very slim, longish tail, very tiny limbs (almost disproportionately small). Blackish brown back with yellow border running on either side. Conspicuous red / orange tail. It was out in the open in muddy / concretized surroundings of a building at about 1 pm. This is almost peak monsoon so the Sun is not shining very bright and there is plenty of water / moisture / humidity all over.
Writhing skinks, genus Lygosoma, are members of the lizard family Scincidae, where they form the type genus of the subfamily Lygosominae. They are primarily found in India, but some occur in nearby regions. The common name refers to the way these stubby-legged animals move, snake-like but slower and more awkward.