This is my lizard. I first found him on my plant stand one morning when I rolled it out of the garage. Apparently, he had spent the night inside. A remarkable thing about him/her is how large it is. This is a common anole, frequently found basking on the porch or relaxing in the shade of a plant. It is unusual to find one this big around my house.
On the previous post I showed a feeder I tried to entice it to eat mealworms from. As I kept checking, it showed up and looked rather sickly. Different large spots on it were a light gray. Closer inspection yielded the idea that it might be shedding its skin. Do lizards molt ? Google. Yes, they do. You might be wondering why I don’t have a picture of the shedding lizard. It was rather dark and it was hiding behind the Japanese yew shrub. You’ll have to believe my description.
Here is a picture of another anole.
The bricks have different lengths, but the height is consistent. I’d estimate this one to be two bricks plus one mortar joint long. Now compare the next picture.
See how this lizard spans almost three bricks and two mortar joints ?
Since it is wild, it is used to live bugs. It is doubtful that it will eat the freeze-dried meal worms I’m putting in it’s feeder. However, the googled info did say that a small pool can help them with their shedding so perhaps it’s an upgraded amenity I can provide for its comfort.