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Brown anole

Anolis sagrei


Brown Anoles are brown as one might expect with a yellow-spotted back and an orange, yellow or white dewlap on their throats. As a defense mechanism, Brown Anoles can detach most of their tails when pursued or captured. The piece that breaks off will continue to move, hopefully distracting the predator allowing the anole to escape. The lost tail will partially regrow.


The Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei) is a lizard native to Cuba and the Bahamas. It has been widely introduced elsewhere, and is now found in Florida and as far north as southern Georgia, Texas, Taiwan, Hawaii, Southern California, and other Caribbean islands.

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Kevin Scheiber
Kevin Scheiber 9 years ago

Thank you!!!! :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

nice spotting with the curled tail!

Kevin Scheiber
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Kevin Scheiber

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 8, 2012

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