Conditions were clear (27.8C, 31% humidity). Skink was found on small tree next to the Turkey Creek trail. Skink was active before it was caught and photographed.
Large adult under juniper leaf litter. Imaged only. GTS 1878.
The creatively-named Little Brown Skink.
Also called a Ground Skink.
Saw two under a log being rocking by young Boy Scouts. Scouts thought they were little snakes due to small legs.
The Little Brown Skink (Scincella lateralis), also known as the Ground Skink (which may refer to any Scincella species however), is a small species of skink found throughout much of the eastern half of the United States, and into northern Mexico.