Eastern Fence Lizard

I met up with a friend yesterday to go looking for early spring snakes in the hot and sunny weather. While we struck out on snakes, we did find a couple of lizards - some Five-lined Skinks and this Eastern Fence Lizard. The Eastern Fence Lizard is a bit rare in my area of Virginia, and this was my first time seeing one. The males have bright blue or purple bellies, which was really great to see in person. Unfortunately, I really didn't get any images that show the feature off. Hopefully I'll be seeing more of these lizards in the future for another chance to photograph them.

Eastern Fence Lizard, Bull Run Mountain Nature Preserve, Virginia, United States.