Prairie Lizard (Northern Fence Lizard)
A small, gray to brown, rough-scaled lizard. Overall color can be tan, gray, brown, or reddish brown. Color varies with sex. Males are dark gray or brown on the back, with little or no pattern, and the belly is strongly marked with deep iridescent blue bordered with black. The throat is also blue. Females have distinct wavy lines crossing their backs, with some orange or red at the base of the tail, and the belly is white with faint dark spots. There may be some pale blue along the sides of the belly. This species commonly escapes capture by running up trees.