Green Anole
Anolis carolinensis
 
The adult anole may attain an overall length of 5-8 inches. Its color is usually green (or mottled or solid brown). When defending its territory a pink throat fan will appear to signal its aggressive ability. The toe pads are enlarged, which enables it to climb and cling to most any surface. The preferred habitat of Green Anole is trees, shrubs, vines, walls and fences. If handled it will bite, but bites are rarely strong enough to puncture the skin. Such bites are harmless, although a slight infection may arise due to bacteria left by its gristle-like teeth.

 

Juvenile Anole (actual size about 1.5 inches)


 

 

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