"I believe this is a green anole. We seem to have at least two in our garden, and one of them appears to be male, at least from the reddish dewlap we occasionally see extended (toward the other one, perhaps for mating).
"In the third photo, the lizard is brown, not green, but the white belly suggests that it is still the same anole.
"... they’re proliferating in our yard."
- Robert Asahina
Observation and photos by Robert Asahina, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private property accessed with landowner permission - SC coastal plain.
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...