They Are Taking Over, Anole

They Are Taking Over, Anole

They are cheap entertainment, not a concern yet, and their numbers are growing. These are Carolina Anole, small local lizards.

They Are Taking Over, Anole
They Are Taking Over, Anole

At some time or another most of them seem to be living on my porch. I think it’s the nursery. After they reach some size they go out into the world.

They Are Taking Over, Anole
They Are Taking Over, Anole
They Are Taking Over, Anole
They Are Taking Over, Anole

The younger ones are less than an inch and love to catch things that fit through the minuet holes in the screen, basically they start off eating the ‘no-see-ums’. I’m good with that.

You do need to keep an eye out. They tend to go where ever they please.

They Are Taking Over, Anole
They Are Taking Over, Anole

For size perspective, above is a coat hook and a juvenile Anole.

They Are Taking Over, Anole
They Are Taking Over, Anole
They Are Taking Over, Anole
They Are Taking Over, Anole

They will venture out through the openings in the screen door, or anywhere else there may be squeezing room. They are smart enough to return to the relative safety of the porch, or at least patio plants until near adulthood. Adults are usually 5 -6 inches but in theory can grow to 18 inches.

One big question I have, where do they hatch? Could be some of our larger potted plants. Imagine bringing the pots in this fall and having a surprise a few days later !!!!

 

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