Anolis equestris, 18 May 2022

Anolis equestris, the Cuban knight anole;
Volusia county, Florida (18 May 2022).

On May 18th, 2022, I spotted my first set of Cuban knight anoles in the Daytona Beach area. This non-native species has been in south Florida for quite some time now, and a few pockets of Cuban knight anoles have sprung up here and there over the years. Finally, it seems they’re making their way into Volusia county. The individuals you see in these two photos were adjacent to one another. The second one is clearly a juvenile, and the first one is a larger (but still fairly young) adult. Unfortunately, all I had on my this particular day was my iPhone. Good enough for the record!

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