Male brown anole lizard taken in Margate, near Fort Lauderdale on the east coast of Florida in March 2011.  These photographs were taken at the side of a canal.

A long, slender, brown lizard; males reach 20 cm (8 in) long, females are smaller.  Males have yellowish spots on the back, a ridge down the centre of its back, and an orange to pale-yellow, white-edged dewlap or throat flap.  Brown anoles were introduced to Florida from Cuban and the Bahamas and are now found throughout the state. They thrive in disturbed habitats, among ornamental plants and are common around buildings. Information taken from  See also Wikipedia.

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Last updated Friday, 25 April 2014