Green lizard with Tawny Emperor in its mouth.
The story behind this find would make you think that it was fate that I found this guy! I was walking the trail with a friend of mine, pointing and naming flora and fauna that I know. So we come to a tree that I pointed at and said "That's a sweet gum tree", I suddenly noticed I was pointing at an Anole. haha I guess it was another one of gods mysterious acts that I have witnessed!
About 5 or 6 were seen during a 30 minute search in a small area: one young-of-the-year plus 4 or 5 adults.
I have seen them here each of the past three years.
11-15-13_IMG_6349 This little one wasn't feeling very green
The Carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis) is an arboreal lizard found primarily in the southeastern United States and some Caribbean islands. Other common names include the green anole, American anole and red-throated anole. It is also sometimes referred to as the American chameleon due to its ability to change color from several brown hues to bright green. While many kinds of lizards are capable of changing color, anoles are closely related to iguanas and are not true...