Anolis carolinensis, 31 August 2011

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole;
Lowndes county, Georgia (31 August 2011).

A native Carolina green anole giving me the look around in Valdosta, Georgia. During my two years in Valdosta, it was nice seeing so many Green anoles relatively close to the group. Because the lower-dwelling Cuban brown anoles weren’t widely distributed in this area at the time, the Carolina greens felt more comfortable close to the ground. In peninsular Florida, most of our Carolina greens now spend their time a bit higher in the trees, likely to avoid confrontation and competition with their Cuban brown anole relatives.

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