Sunday, April 15, 2007

Anolis equestris equestris - Western Knight Anole

We live in a jungle. This Cuban Anole juvenile can get to be 24 inches long . This lizard is new to Florida. It came here about 40 years ago. It will eat anything moving that will fit into it's mouth. We are lucky because most of what it eats wasn't anything that we wanted. Another specie, not native, looks like a dragon at 4 to 5 feet and has colonized about 6 miles south of us. They are a real problem because the eat only plants and that means garden plants.