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Carolina Anole

Anolis carolinensis

Description:

The Carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis) is an arboreal lizard found primarily in the southeastern United States and some Caribbean islands. Other common names include the green anole, American anole and red-throated anole. It is sometimes referred to as the American chameleon due to its color-changing abilities; however, many lizards are capable of this, and anoles are not true chameleons. The typical breeding season for green anoles starts from as early as April and ends to as late as August and lasts even occasionally into September. It is during this time that the most brilliant displays of these creatures can be seen, as the males must court the females with their elaborate displays of extending their brightly colored dewlaps while bobbing up and down, almost doing a dance for her while she runs in temptation from the male. The pursuit will continue until the two successfully mate.

Habitat:

Urban

Notes:

Adult male, extending dewlap

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20 Comments

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Beautiful image Liam

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

wow,,

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Thanks all!

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 6 years ago

wow wonderful picture

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Great capture!!

DominguezLopezMoi
DominguezLopezMoi 7 years ago

Beauttiful Lizard, nice picture is amazing :)

Liam
Liam 7 years ago

Thank you, Antonio! :)

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 7 years ago

Perfect in all senses,congratulations Liam

Liam
Liam 7 years ago

Thank you Emma! :)

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Great catch!

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

Thanks :)

Gina9210
Gina9210 8 years ago

Amazing creature!

DanielVelho
DanielVelho 8 years ago

Great Anolis.

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

Thanks guys :)

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 8 years ago

cool!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 8 years ago

Beautiful pic!
These lizards change its color from green to brown because of the stress

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

fantastic pic

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

Thanks, Peter :)

peter
peter 8 years ago

Awesome photo!

Liam
Spotted by
Liam

Georgia, USA

Lat: 33.32, Long: -82.01

Spotted on May 27, 2011
Submitted on Aug 11, 2011

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