Not sure if it's alive. Usually they take off very rapidly. Had my dog and didn't get a chance to investigate it. It was about 2" as is.
Blue hue and tip of tail was bluish - it was dusk so I didn't get a real clear picture. Hiding under a bird bath in a very damp, dark part of my yard.
Very small, about an inch to an inch and a half long, found under a planter. I thought it was a snake at first, I guess it had it's legs tucked in.
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.