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Our native Florida Anole, this lizard has a slender body, long tail, and sticky toe pads that enable it to climb and catch prey. Males and females both have a ‘dewlap’ (usually much larger in the males), a throat fan useful for threats, courtship, and territorial defense. The Green Anole will turn brown (not to be confused with the Cuban Brown Anole) for camouflage, after a temperature change (under 70 degrees the anole will be brown), and after suffering a territorial dispute.
Latin Name: Anolis Carolinenis
Habitat:Pine Flatwoods, Oak Hammock, Swamp