Anole Lizard Up Close

The Brown Anole lizard, native to Cuba and the Bahamas, was introduced to the United States in 1970s. We often confuse it with the native species, the green Carolina Anole, which can change color to brown. The most distinctive difference is that the Brown Anole is patterned and the Carolina is not.

The Brown Anole lizard (pronounced ‘uh-nole’ — think Seminole for the second syllable), native to Cuba and the Bahamas, was introduced to the United States in 1970s. We often confuse it with the native species, the green Carolina Anole, which can change color to brown. The most distinctive difference is that the Brown Anole is patterned and the Carolina is not.

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