Advice from a little lizard

Lizard 2

We used to see so many of these little lizards, but there haven’t been as many in recent years.  They are Carolina anoles (Anolis carolinensis), also known as the American anole, the America green anole, and the red-throated anole.  Although they are not true chameleons, they sometimes are called American chameleons because of their ability to change color from green to brown depending on body temperature and level of activity. Native to North America, they are found mainly in southeastern states and along the Gulf coast.  However, they also have been found in the Caribbean and have even been spotted in southern California.

 

I love this “Advice From a Lizard” found at yourtruenature.com…

 

Advice From a Lizard

Soak up some sun

Snap up opportunities

Be a colorful character

Appreciate stillness

Keep a low profile

Shed your old ways

Be dashing!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. de Wets Wild says:

    Good advice for sure!

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  2. cindy knoke says:

    Love the poem and the lizard!

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    1. Thank you! I wish we had more of these lizards around.

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  3. Sandi says:

    Great pictures!

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  4. A rather wise little reptile!

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  5. Back in 1968 my oldest living uncle came to South Texas to visit his mom where we all millions of these anoles living. He took several back home to Huntington Beach, California (Southern California). I wonder if he is the reason we now have them in Southern California.

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    1. LOL You’ll never know! 🙂

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