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Green Anole

Anolis carolinensis


Another anole hatchling. I think this one had just hatched when spotted... it was still slimy and kind of clumsy. Adult males are usually 12.5–20.3 cm (4.9–8.0 in) long. Hatchlings are 52–67 mm (2.0–2.6 in) in length.


This mostly arboreal lizard occupies a wide variety of habitats, including upland forests, pine-palmetto scrublands, rocky escarpments, swamps, wooded parks, cleared fields, maritime scrub, and residential lots of coastal towns. In cold weather, green anoles seek cover but do not go deep underground. Eggs are buried in moist soil, sphagnum, leaf litter, rotting wood, or under rocks and debris.


The hatchlings must fend for themselves; anoles are by nature solitary animals since birth, and are not cared for by either parent. They mature in about eight months.

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Brendan Lambourne
Brendan Lambourne 11 years ago


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marylou.wildlife 11 years ago

Thanks Dan! And Zack, that would be nice! I've lived in St. Marys, Georgia on the Florida line, and there are many more Cuban anoles than green ones. It's just crazy how many reptiles have invaded Florida!

ZackUmbarger 11 years ago

It's nice to see that they are making a comback, hopefully the Cuban Anoles will go away soon

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

So tiny! Great shot!

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Alexander City, Alabama, USA

Spotted on Aug 11, 2011
Submitted on Aug 11, 2011

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