Where Can You Find the Elusive Green Anole?
by Sol-Saray, age 9
Did you know that there are over 110 species of anoles? If you are not familiar with the green anole, I will teach you.
Green anoles are green lizards with a dewlap. Their toes can stick to vertical surfaces like branches, which allows them to live in trees. If they fall out of a tree, they do a skydiving pose to slow their fall.
The male green anoles use their dewlap to show off to female green anoles when they want to mate. Their dewlap is a bright orange-red bump under their chin, but it isn't always visible. Other times, they use their dewlap to scare rival male green anoles from their territory. However, when the other anole doesn't want to leave, they battle. When either anole gives up, it leaves and licks its wounds.
If you ever want to see an anole, take a trip to Florida, Texas, or Virginia to look upon these colorful creatures.
[Source: Snakes and Reptiles]