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Found this little friend out enjoying the sunshine. :-) You can see a small brown tint on his back where he was possibly beginning to change color (probably scared of my camera).

Often mistaken for chameleons, the green anole is a tree-dwelling lizard that is native to the southeastern United States and Caribbean islands. Green anoles are also found in warm climates throughout North and South America.
Often seen in parks and residential areas on walls, fences, trees, and low bushes, green anoles reach a maximum length of six to eight inches. Their bodies are slender, with a long, thin tail. Like true chameleons, green anoles have the ability to change color; this ability is limited in anoles, however--coloration is usually green, yellow, brown, gray, or a mixture. Most healthy, non-threatened anoles are bright green in appearance. The male anole has a large pink fan of skin on its neck, called a dewlap, which can be extended for courtship or territorial display.

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  • Copyright: sm wa (swallace) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 45 N: 133] (980)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2004-02-21
  • Categories: Natura
  • Camera: Olympus C-750UZ
  • Naświetlenie: f/5.6, 1/400 sekund
  • Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
  • Date Submitted: 2004-02-23 9:29
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