Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Seen at the Cathedral of Junk
These battles are always interesting to watch
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 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...