Friday, August 03, 2007
A native Green Anole sunning on our community dock. Leapin' lizard for sure, he jumped off the dock onto a plant a foot away when he realized he was between me and a Cuban Anole.
An invader from the Florida Key, the Cuban (Brown) Anole, watched him from afar. Survival of the fittest, but at this point the Green Anoles are down.
[Note from one of my blog viewers: "I think your "brown anole" is actually a green anole in its brown color phase. True brown anoles have a different body shape than the green anoles, and they have colored patterns on their backs. Green anoles are sometimes green and sometimes brown; their color changes with the temperature, their moods, etc. What you have posted is a brown-colored green anole." ~~ Dave]
Thank you so much, Dave. I'm always interested in feedback and would love to get more.
Blog viewers, feel free to weigh in on this and educate us all. We have both varieties of anoles in this area and Dave is correct in reminding us of the color changes of green anoles. I am not familiar with the body shape and colored patterns, so this will be a good opportunity for me to distinguish between them.