Cuban Knight Anole - Backyard Pic

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I live in "West" Broward County, FL and we have a healthy population of Cuban Knight Anole lizards, which are absolutely beautiful. I took this picture last April, 2018 in my backyard with an iphone (not the best). I happen to catch them doing the deed, which was incredible and unexpected. I have taken so many pictures of these anole's over the past several years. Beautiful lizards and can get quite large. I have seen males over 20".
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Beautiful yes.
Have you ever caught one?
The pain from a bite will make a grown man tear up!
THIS grown man, specifically.
Not at all like the light pressure one usually associates with being bitten by a standard type lizard.
Unlike green Iguanas, these guys are carnivores. And boy can they bite!
 

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Beautiful yes.
Have you ever caught one?
The pain from a bite will make a grown man tear up!
THIS grown man, specifically.
Not at all like the light pressure one usually associates with being bitten by a standard type lizard.
Unlike green Iguanas, these guys are carnivores. And boy can they bite!
I never tried to catch one and don't think I ever will based on your comments. Ouch!
 

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In all my travels to South Florida (I live in North Florida), I've never seen one, or never noticed one. Same with green iguanas. Just lucky, I guess. :)
 

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Most times iguanas are on the ground and near water.
These guys are almost always in trees. If you look up into tree canopies looking for that lime green color, you'll see them. But they're not as numerous as iguanas.
Not even close.
 

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In all my travels to South Florida (I live in North Florida), I've never seen one, or never noticed one. Same with green iguanas. Just lucky, I guess. :)
Green Iguanas are absolutely everywhere and near water most times. Drive down Griffin Road in Broward County and look along the main canal. Hundreds.

The Cuban Knight Anole is much harder to spot. I live near a breeding group, so I see them quite a bit in the trees here.
 

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I suppose that would be more of a "natural" environment for them to hang out, vs. the local government and community buildings I tend to visit. And fuel stations. Mot much greenery or water on those.
 

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Green Iguanas can really swim well. And use these canals as both a means of escape and a highway to other interconnected areas.
You'll see them in the city and in the streets of local neighborhoods. Because we have a large canal/drainage system.
And lots of stuff to eat!
 

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Beautiful yes.
Have you ever caught one?
The pain from a bite will make a grown man tear up!
THIS grown man, specifically.
Not at all like the light pressure one usually associates with being bitten by a standard type lizard.
Unlike green Iguanas, these guys are carnivores. And boy can they bite!
Lol, just couldn't resist catching one and paid the price I see. That would be me too
 

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Lol, just couldn't resist catching one and paid the price I see. That would be me too
When I was younger and seeing these exotic animals was new and exciting. I used to catch everything I could.
I don't get excited about many things anymore.
 

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