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NJB: Very cool, dude. I still can't quite make it out with certainty, but that does indeed look quite a bit like a Cuban brown anole (Anolis sagrei). Hopefully we can get some other people to pipe with their opinions? I don't know Texas lizards very well, so it could always be some fence lizard or something like that. Any chance you can update your post and write in some detailed descriptions? Stuff like where you were when you saw it, how it moved, what it did. Stuff like that. Written descriptions really do help people figure out what's going on -- especially when you've got a cool spotting like this one!
Hey, that sort of looks like Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole. They're well established in the southeast, but I didn't know they'd reached out to Texas! Any chance you can crop and post a closer view of the lizard? It could be another species. I'm not sure. But I'd sure love to get a closer look. If that is a Cuban brown anole, that's a *really* cool find!!!
Agreed. If this is Virginia and wild, it's definitely N. sipedon. It's *definitely* not N. taxispilota or N. erythrogaster. What caught me off guard is how similar the black/red looks like N. fasciata, but I'm pretty sure Virginia is out of N. fasciata's range. Quite lovely!