Scincella lateralis, the Ground skink;
Lowndes county, Georgia (10 May 2013).
The Ground skink is a super-small, super-cute, and super-secretive species ranging throughout much of the eastern portion of the United States. With their wee tiny limbs and wickedly smooth scales, Ground skinks spend much of their time hidden beneath leaf litter and other surface debris, where they wiggle and wriggle about the day in search of small arthropods such as insects and spiders. An ever-delightful species to watch and observe!