This is one of the many green anole lizards that live in my back yard. They are fun to watch as they sun themselves. I can usually find any number of them sunning themselves on my plants, fence, windows, and even my patio furniture. They also drive my dog crazy, playing hide-and-seek with him until we have to force him back into the house.
Here are some fun facts about these cute reptiles from the Smithsonian National Zoo:
- They have adhesive lamellae on their foot-pads.
- Their color, which can range from green to brown to grey, is dependent on their mood, temperature, humidity, and health.
- Males have a pink dewlap, which they use to attract females and protect territory.
- They eat small insects and spiders.
- Male green anoles react to a mirror image of themselves and may act aggressively toward it.