Yesterday afternoon, as I was stepping onto my back, screened in porch, I noticed movement near the screen door. Immediately I recognized a small green lizard scurrying around. It was trapped inside, and became agitated whenever I approached too close. It took me a little while to catch him and put him into a container.
I carried the anole outside and released him against the siding of my outbuilding, thinking I could get a good, clear photo against the white background. Unfortunately the anole darted under the building before I could get a picture. However, I did get of shot of him earlier when he was pinned against the screen.
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They sure are cute...and they help control summertime pests like crickets, spiders, and cockroaches.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's story of the Night Blooming Cereus Cactus. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072111.htm.