Green Anole (wild+animals ). Photo by pincollector1

Green Anole

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Monday April 7, 2008

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Caption: The Carolina anole also known as the green anole, is an arboreal lizard found primarily in the southeastern parts of the United States and some Caribbean islands. Common synonyms include the American anole and red-throated anole. It is sometimes referred to as the American chameleon due to its color-changing abilities; however, it is not a true chameleon. The Carolina anole can reach a total length of about 22-24 cm (8.5-9 in). Females are slightly smaller, about 16 cm (6 in). The male has a dewlap–pink or light red in color–that can be extended from the chin as a courtship or territorial display. This dewlap display is often accompanied by head bobbing and "pushups." Green Anoles can have a green or a brown body color, depending on mood, time of day, surroundings, and temperature, with a white underbelly. Most females also exhibit a dewlap, yet are often not as large or colorful as the full-fledged adult male anoles. Their eyes move independently of one another, as do those of chameleons. This species is native to North America, where it is found mainly in the southeastern parts of the continent. Anoles are most abundant on the coastal plain from North Carolina to Florida, and west into central Texas, at least as far as San Antonio. They have also been introduced into Hawaii.

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I am a professional photographer living in Winnipeg, Canada. My special interests are people and nature photography. I have been taking pictures for over 35 years. Winnipeg has a very agreeable climate in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Winters can be quite cold especially in January. No matter what season, picture taking opportunities in Winnipeg are excellent.

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