TAMUCC Fall 2016
About 14 inches long. First time seen here.
We watched this Great Egret fly into the thick foliage of the mid-canopy bankside riparian forest and immediately begin a stalk. I predicted it was hunting an anole and was right. We saw the jab, capture and swallow.
The day this picture was taken, it was 18 degrees Celsius, 25% humidity, and clear skies.
The photo was taken when it was 18 degrees Celsius, 25% humidity, and clear day.
Anolis is a genus of lizards belonging to the family Dactyloidae. With nearly 400 species, Anolis represents the world's most species-rich amniote genus. Several species of Anolis are occasionally ascribed to the genus Norops, but the validity of the Norops genus is not widely accepted. The green anole (Anolis carolinensis) has recently become the first reptile to have its complete genome sequenced.