I stopped to watch insects in a flowering bush and spotted one of my favorite lizards. Perched in the stems of a dead branch a stealthy Northern Green Anole watched the insects gathering pollen and nectar. It was a wonderful surprise at the end of a late spring hike in Hot Springs National Park.
Northern Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis carolinensis)
Coloration is varies from shades of leaf green to muted brown. They can change color quickly depending on background or mood. Males and females have a dewlap (in the males pink or red). The belly coloration is creamy. It is also known as the American Anole, Red-throated Anole, or American Chameleon (due to its color change abilities, however it is not closely related to actual Chameleons).
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