Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole;
Lake county, Florida (11 March 2023).
Spring Break 2023
Spending the late afternoon and evening in Mount Dora, primarily in my mother’s pool-laden backyard, I came across this non-native Cuban brown anole perched on my mother’s back patio screen. In central Florida, Cuban brown anoles are a penny-a-dozen at this point and the most commonly observed reptile throughout the Florida peninsula. They’ve proven remarkably effective and successful in colonizing their new territory in Florida (and beyond).