|The Carolina anole readily changes color from green to brown and back again, hence the confusion relating to "chameleon".|
This guy is eyeing a Monarch butterfly caterpillar, but them's not good eatin'.
|Dude, you look like crap - there's just no other way to say it. |
Like other lizards, they shed their skin as they grow. This guy was caught in the act.
|They are amazingly fast. This is the same skin-shedder taking flight and photographed at a speed of 1/125 second, and the camera still can't touch him.|
|A brown or a brown phase Carolina perched on the edge of one of my culvert gardens. Dare anything with six legs attempt to gain access to this area.|
They're fun to watch with their leaping and color-shifting and territorial antics, and they're photogenic, too. Count yourself lucky if your yard is home to a healthy population of them.