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Green Anole

Anolis Carolinensis

Description:

Quick moving lizard with a long thin tail. Their heads are kinda triangular and they don't seem to get overly large. Nice green color, though they can look brown/gray too. Males have a bright red/pink "patch of skin" that they can extend from under their jaw. Feed on insects. Also known as the American or Carolina Anole.

Habitat:

Found in the southern United States. Likes to hide in trees and shrubs. Can also be found in plants around houses.

Notes:

I saw this guy first thing this morning. I was actually pretty suprised to see one so "late" in the year. Usually once it starts to cool off, I don't see them around the house until early spring. Maybe the storm blew him out of hiding?

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AshSmith
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AshSmith

Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Oct 28, 2012
Submitted on Oct 30, 2012

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