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Green Anole

Anolis carolinensis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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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6 Comments

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

Lovely!

Brendan Lambourne
Brendan Lambourne 9 years ago

wonderful

ambientidm
ambientidm 9 years ago

fantastic!

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 10 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
ZackUmbarger 10 years ago

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

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

So tiny! Great shot!

marylou.wildlife
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marylou.wildlife

Alexander City, Alabama, USA

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

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