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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Carolina Anole Lizard @ Camera Critters

My garden is a playground not only to my nieces and their friends, but also to a lot of other species. Most often than not I am the invisible spectator to a lot of colorful and interesting shows

Here is a male Carolina Anole Lizard, expanding his dewlap to attract a female lizard.


Like most animals, the male often has the brighter and more vibrant coloring.


After attracting the attention of the unsuspecting female, the male proceeds to pursue her in an exciting chase.


Just with this one-time mating, if successful, the female can lay as many as 10 eggs or more in successive batches called clutch.  After laying her eggs in a warm soil or compost, she will take no care of it. It will take about 30-45 days for the eggs to incubate.


This scene fills me with anticipation. If all goes well, I expect to see little green and brown lizards in the yard before the next season begins.


I like the idea of other pleasant creatures enjoying our yard.



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18 comments:

rainfield61 said...

It looks very handsome with the pink decoration.

RNSANE said...

It just isn't fair that the guys automatically get the beauty and we, ladies, have to work for it. No matter, he seemed pretty drawn to his damsel. Great shots!!!

betchai said...

oh wow, the green lizard looks so awesome, beautiful shots Tes, this is something I am very positive we do not have here, I only see small brown very elusive lizard here. beautiful shots Tes

betchai said...

oh Tes, these are fun pictures! earlier at school, I only saw the 2nd pic and the rest I could not see, I was so impressed! I am glad I came back, these pictures brought me laughter, wish I were there too, but glad through you I was able to enjoy these priceless lizard moments :)

Icy BC said...

These are all great captured, Tes..The different colors of two lizards are so contrast..

ladyfi said...

Love the lizard's red neck pouch!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a colorful lizard! Nice photos.

eileeninmd said...

Cool sighting! What a pretty and colorful lizard. great shots.

Jedediah said...

Those are great photos! Green anoles are interesting critters (and a lot more work as pets than people think, I wish they weren't always sold as beginner's lizards)

Life Ramblings said...

i'm not fond of lizards but i enjoy all your photos. a perfect moment captured in time.

chubskulit said...

I have never seen a mating lizard before so this is a delight.

Camera Critters at my page. Have a great weekend!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice collection of beautiful shots.

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HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Super incredible!! They're so darned interesting to watch. I bet Houston is just as hot and muggy as we are in Corpus, right?

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Hope your weekend is treating you well!!

One said...

The male is handsome but the female didn't seem to be admiring his good looks.

♥~Judy~♥ said...

Believe it or not I have visited this blog several times in the last few days but have not been able to leave a comment. Blogger is truly testing me.

It was a pleasure each time, until I got the blank screen after selecting comment. Your blog is very well laid out and attractive. I love your little critters and anxiously await the debut of their baby critters. :-)

Ratty said...

I guess the males need the beauty because they don't have much else that makes them stand out from the others.

Jenn Jilks said...

Great shots. I love them!
Thank you for visiting my cottage country !

SquirrelQueen said...

Amazing shots, I really like the second one with the male showing off his colors.

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