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Monday, September 15, 2003

Garden Residents.

images/anole_20030915look closely to see one of the many anoles that resides in our yard.

this one is perched on a pineapple sage (salvia elegans) in the backyard island bed. i don't know whether the local population of anoles has increased or i'm more attuned to their habits and hiding places, but i almost always see two or three or more each time i go outside.

(click on the picture for a larger view.)

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Great picture -- how did you pull that off without scaring him away?

I've got one who likes to hang out on the back screen door. Would love to get a picture of him, but he's a skittish little guy.

Posted by: Karin | Sep 16, 2003 9:49:07 AM

thanks, karin.

the larger/older anoles around our house seem much bolder than the smaller/younger ones. as long as you don't make sudden movements or reach out for them, they will pose nicely for the camera.

Posted by: erica | Sep 16, 2003 3:27:24 PM

Should I be worried that I've seen at least two run into my house through the back door in the last couple months? On the up side, I'd like to think they're taking out insectoid vermin. On the down side, I'm afraid they'll pork up on processed foods and grow to komodo drago dimensions.

Although that would actually be pretty cool.

Posted by: Pete | Sep 18, 2003 12:32:39 PM

you're not scared of them, are you?? i guess i could always loan you a cat for those instances of anole infestation ;-)

the anoles do in fact eat insects, but i'm not sure they can manage those lovely texas-sized tree roaches we have. not even the cats will tangle with those things.

Posted by: erica | Sep 18, 2003 7:58:00 PM

I can't go twenty minutes without seeing an anole on one of our window screens or patio - is there anything I can do to maybe get rid of them??? They completely gross me out. We have had several inside as well - I believe they are coming in through one of the many air conditioning vents. Would love any information... Thanks!!!

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