Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Saint Lucia Anole

The St. Lucia anole is one of 391 different species of anole, but this particular species is found only on the island of St. Lucia in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean. 
Here the anole flashes its dewlap, which can be a sign of territoriality, a reaction to danger, or an interest in mating activity. 
The same lizard without its dewlap puffed out. 
The color of the back can range from brown in dry areas to bright green in wet areas. The area around the eye can be white, blue or green (this one had green). I saw this anole near the Tet Paul Nature Trail which overlooks the two pitons. It was on the outside of a small building near the trail. 

1 comment:

  1. The head and shoulders are so large compared to the rest of the body. Weird creature.