Tuesday, May 5, 2009
It's spring and the little lizards are all over the place. I spotted this one from my office window and he and his lady love were making lizard love. By the time I grabbed my camera and went outside she had run off and he was resting.
These little guys are mistakenly called chameleons but are anoles, a cousin of the chameleon which is a bit bigger and not native to this area. Pet stores up north used to sell these and we would put little collars on them and wear them on our sweaters when I was in high school many, many years ago. Cute little buggers. My cats go crazy when one gets in the house. I've rescued quite a few of them over the years.
One species of Anole is green and a bit smaller than this brown one. It's been reported that these are more agressive and now outnumber the green ones.