Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday - Carolina Anole

While doing yard work on Saturday I noticed this little guy trotting down the deck railing.  I followed him back and forth several times snapping photos all the way.  He was actually a pretty calm and cooperative subject.  He's a Carolina Anole and he is native to the southeast US.

While following him down the railing he showed me his dewlap (see video below) which is displayed in courting.  I'm thinking maybe it's also used defensively since I don't think I resemble a female anole.

On display.

What a wise eye.

A noble pose.

If you've read this far, you can see the whole video here and the rest of the photos here.



Max said...

Great shots and info John. I have seen them for many years and have not seen his dewlap. I guess I don't have the right stuff!

jbf said...

Thanks my friend. I've gotta' pick my colognes better. :8^)