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Brown Anole (male)

Anolis sagrei


I think he's as interested in me as I am in him. See video.

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Puerto Rican crested anole
Anolis cristatellus

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tnicolosi2016 6 years ago

There is one just like this in my back yard in Houston.

LaurieWinters 12 years ago

Thanks Carol. They really are cute. Sadly, for some reason, we don't see too many around our yard anymore. They used to be everywhere. Might be because of that Cuban Tree frog I spotted a while back. The anole, in this spotting, was quite a find. I've never seen one with such a large ridge before - or since.

CarolSnowMilne 12 years ago

Wonderful! So glad you got the video. I am not familiar with anoles. And so cute too! Congrats Laurie. You certainly deserve this honor.

LaurieWinters 12 years ago

Thank you everyone! I'm thrilled! Thank you Yasser and Project Noah for choosing my spotting. What an honor!

Ilya Bezdelev
Ilya Bezdelev 12 years ago

Great shots!

ludmilf 12 years ago

Congratulations, wonderful video and pictures!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 12 years ago

Awesome video!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 12 years ago

Lovely spotting. Congratulations!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Congratulations Laurie!

alicelongmartin 12 years ago

Wonderful Video and pictures!

Actually, they were a Cream Colorish Lt. Brown, with the delicate faint white spots. I am so happy to know that I actually saw this lovely new creature in our own yard. I feel like a Spotter now <3. I am on Facebook.

misako 12 years ago

great video!

I just told my sister yesterday that there were two new lizard types I saw in the front yard. They had the ridges ,were a little browner with faint white spots. They walked slower than the other big lizards and seemed to sort of walk/dance slowly around each other. Today,I saw them wrapped around each other. At first I thought it was one Lizard and then the 2nd one appeared.I live in Bradenton Florida. They seemed curious about me too ;)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 12 years ago

Grate photos and video!

Yasser 12 years ago

Congratulations Laurie! This brown anole was chosen as Spotting of the Day! We loved the photos and accompanying video.

"The brown anole is a highly invasive lizard native to Cuba and the Bahamas. With a tendency to reach high population densities, it feeds on almost anything it can fit in its mouth. Notice the exceptionally pronounced ridge on this specimen and watch how it displays its dewlap in the associated video. "


LaurieWinters 12 years ago

Ctsetan, I see what you mean about the coloring. I didn't notice that before. It was the same lizard though.
Glad you found that photo of another brown anole with the dragon ridge on the back. I couldn't find one that looked like that, with that large of a ridge, when I was searching for info. Thanks!

LaurieWinters 12 years ago

hg William3, I think he thought he might have to fight me. He was trying to scare me away.

I think he's a pretty cute guy too, Karen.

CJulen, Thanks for the nice comments. I don't think he knew what to think of me (or my camcorder).

ChimeTsetan 12 years ago

if the first two pics and the third are same (third one seems much more pigmented)
check this,

ChimeTsetan 12 years ago

Great.... this one is an amazing lizard... here in india, Sitana ponticeriana (fan-throated lizard) does the same guller displays for territorial disputes and for attracting females.

CJulen 12 years ago

I love these captures! The video is great - he does seem interested in you.

KarenL 12 years ago

What a cute little guy!

hg_williams3 12 years ago

they do that when they get aggressive and fight other males its the same anole i believe or a bark anole maybe

LaurieWinters 12 years ago

Not sure. This one is not like most of ours too but on Wikipedia, at the bottom of the page, was a photo of one with a ridge. Not as large of a ridge but it did have one. I would love to know what it is.

alicelongmartin 12 years ago

My anoles do not have a dragon ridge on their back, are we sure this is an ordinary anole?

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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 30, 2010
Submitted on Oct 5, 2011

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