Green Anole on Fence

Green anoleComing over our fence and into our yard today was a green anole or green lizard.

It is male. Male lizards have a colorful dewlap which is a fold of skin under the chin which they flash during territorial and courtship displays.

It seems he is growing back his tail.

He was not afraid of me or my camera so I took a couple photos of him.
Green Lizard in color Green Lizard in black backgroundGreen Anoles are also called American chameleons, although they are not true chameleons. This is because they can do a color change from green to brown, especially when stressed.

Green LizardAnoles are insectivores and can be kept as pets. Here are photos of another younger, green lizard in our garden.010403green lizard

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