I have many anoles living on my front porch, on
the back of the house, and on my deck. They sun themselves
and hunt insects by day, and at night and inclement weather
retreat into spaces between the siding and brick on my
house. Green anoles aren't always green--they can change
color to brown also. Males have a bright red dewlap which
they display when looking for females or defending their
territory. The image here is a still from my video
camera. It's a male anole in "threat" mode.
The coloration is more vivid a shade of green than normal, and the
black stripe behind the eye is normally absent in unstressed
anoles. Also, he has raised his nuchal crest (on the neck)
and compressed his body dorsolaterally to appear larger to his
competition (in this case, my hand!).
See also my anole sightings in Hawai'i,
Arkansas, and South