After a week of rain, a variety of the area's lizards emerged in the morning to sun and hunt for food. Two non-native hunters contend for the same territory.
180 gal. marine aquarium with 6 locally collected (Florida) specimens interacting for over a year
There are a variety of lesser anole in my immediate area, but the Knight Anole is observed less often and usually not fully adult size. They are most often seen descending large trees presumably foraging the bird and squirrel nests high in the canopy.
These photos were literally shot outside my front and back doors in Broward County Florida. The Brown Basilisk has become the dominate large lizard in my immediate area 12 miles inland from the Atlantic since the iguanas largely died off after the 2009, 2010 and 2011 freezes. Iguanas survived in areas closer to the ocean and in areas of urban micro-climates. The B. vitiates appear to be slightly more cold hardy.
All photos of both adult and juvenile Curly-tailed lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus) were in thePlantation FL Whole Food market parking and sidewalk landscape areas.