Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Visit from a Knight

I've lived in this same house now for 13 years and I am always amazed how I can still find new things in my garden. The best thing about where I live is it backs up to the Everglades so everyday I get to see an abundance of wildlife and nature. Sometimes, I even spot something amazing and new to the garden. Yesterday I saw a long green vine that seemed to be moving. Turned out to be the tail of a Cuban Knight Anole! First time I had seen one in my garden. I snapped off a few shots through the window and then decided to see if I could actually get out there and take a picture of him. He didn't scamper off but was rather curious.
So without further ado, the Cuban Knight Anole of Casa George:

I've decided to name him Diego. Isn't he a handsome fellow? And big too! Compared to a regular Green Anole which is the size of a regular lizard, only much prettier in his lime green dress:

Both have the pink throat patches and both can change colors to match their environments.

Here is another shot I took in the past of the green anole. They wear eye shadow. :)


Nichole Renee said...

Diego is a handsome fellow! How nice of him to pay you a visit and allow you some creative respite!

Luke A. Bunker said...

Wow, that's too cool, Laura!!

Jenny Wall said...

That is so cool and I am so jealous! I love animals and unfortunately where I live does not have nearly enough ALL. We have squirrels and the occasional rabbit...and I think a raccoon got into my trash the other day haha. These are such great shots!