Green Anole

 

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

Diet: Insects