A few Green Sea Turtles were regularly seen foraging around the Navarre Beach Pier. Given the density of fisherman on the pier, I was concerned about their safety, but I never saw one hooked during the several visits to the pier we made. I'd estimate the carapace size on these two examples was on the order of 1.5 to 2 ft long.
This lizard was an apparent roadkill, or more properly a parking lot kill, at a restaurant/recreation business on the barrier island at Navarre Beach, FL. I think it is an anole of some kind but the snout looks short and I've never seen a spotted one like this. Total length was about 3 to 4 inches, so snout-vent length was no more than about 2 inches.
I'm wondering if the identity of this deceased turtle near Pensacola can be narrowed any. The carapace is about 7 to 8 in. long and high-arched. I can't tell anything about the pattern. The animal expired in a very sandy upland pine-hardwood woodland adjacent to (surrounded by) a freshwater wetland/detention pond. Based on the profile I can rule out map turtles, cooters, sliders, snappers, and softshells. I *think* I can rule out Gopher Tortoise since the marginal scutes on the sides have sharp corners rather than being rounded. Other than that, I'm clueless.
Finally got a picture of these guys. I tried to get pictures of them but they all ran away everyday.
Great to see these guys too. They are such colorful and pretty lizards.
I saw this guy while I was running in the early morning. He tried crossing the road to escape me but I saved him just in time from being run over.
i think this is what it was, i remember being told they were invasive, maybe even all female and they were around most of the buildings, and would often chirp