Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Small Animal from Florida

We are back from Florida and my SD Card has a lot of pictures. This one posed on the down spout at our relatives house. Thanks for all your comments on the fun post I did on the run down shack down the road from their home.

I am showing tonight one of the smaller Florida animals the brown Anole.
Thanks to Klaus I could fix the name.

I was able to get in close-up and see him clearly.
This one was a little larger and the first time I saw him was very skittish.
The second time I saw him he took his stand in his home area.
I did get him a little mad so he showed his red colors to let me know he was a tough little guy.
I enjoyed them and they take care of the smaller bugs around the outside of the house.

13 comments:

The Birdlady said...

Pretty cute little fella - The AC in our Jacksonville condo was out when my husband got back Sunday. He had someone out to fix it, and what they found was a lizard that had gotten in the box outside and fried himself on the wires and shorted it out. A simple lizardectomy, and all is well.

kjpweb said...

Great pics! It's not a Gecko, though. It's a brown Anole. They look similar though! ;)
Cheers, Klaus

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

He's cute in his own little way... it's good that they keep the bug population down... I'm all for that! WOO HOO! But not really happy about those thing scampering around my feet.. LOL

Willard said...

Thanks for sharing the information on the trip to Florida. I enjoyed the pictures and look forward to more.

Thanks for your visit and comment: Only a portion of the elk are collared, but when one is taking video it seems that the number is way too high as I do not know how to remove it with video editing software. I don't even know what percentage are collared, but I would have to guess 25%, but this may be too high. It just doesn't seem like it at times!

Warren Baker said...

Hi Fishing guy,
You left a comment on my blog- from Kent (England) We sure don't get reptiles like that in ''our'' Kent!
I'll link your site to mine.
Cheers mate.

dot said...

That's a good capture to get one "showing his money".

Jack and Joann said...

Fishing Guy, you say Brown Anole and I say Gecko. Well, maybe Kjpweb is right but I'm still want it to be a Gecko. And was this the Geico Gecko and was he giving you a hard time about the repairs for your truck? You should have told him to chill out and get rid of the angry red splotch on his body.

P.S. my first run in with a Gecko was on Okinawa in my BOQ. I had one running across the ceiling of my room so I had two tough Green Berets do a search and destroy mission on this little Okinawan Gecko. Don't worry, they didn't kill it but just removed it from my room to the great outdoors.

Abraham Lincoln said...

My son lives in Jupiter and has an office and studio in West Palm Beach so when we go down we see all kinds of creatures we don't see around here in Ohio. This is one of those I see at his house on their front door in the evening.

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Aw, he's a cutie. I've seen them in Florida. We used to have green anoles that visited our screened porch in SC and they would sit by the sunken jacuzzi. :) Great pix, Fishing Guy!

Shionge said...

I enjoyed them FG thank you but I must say I'll FREAK OUT if this little fella come any nearer to me hehehehe....

Salty said...

These little guys are everywhere in Fl! Although I didn't post any I had great fun photographing them when I visited in Feb. I love your post about your accomodations!

The creek featured in yesterdays post is the creek I grew up along. Many a summer day was whiled away soaking a hapless worm in the days of my youth. The creek contained smallmouth bass, sunfish, suckers, rock bass, fallfish, suckers, brown bull heads, eels and chain pickerel. It currently does not support many fish, I believe agriculture (pesticides and herbicides) may be to blame but to my knowledge no one has investigated.

Tipper said...

Cute little guy. My girls would have wanted him for a pet.

Tom said...

Guy-

This is a brown Anole, Anolis sagrei. They are non-native highly invasive species in Florida. They are native to Cuba and the Bahamas. The green anoles (Anolis carolienesis) are native, which can be brown and green. The brown anoles outcompete the native green anoles and can wipe out their populations quickly. When I was in Sanibel this past march, I didn't see ANY of the native green anoles but hundreds of these brown anoles! Get any good bird pics?

Tom