While I was working in the garden today, a green anole lizard stopped by to say hello. He was sunning himself on the watering hose reel, and we actually had a little game going for awhile. He jumped down onto the hose, which I so happened to need to use. I pulled it out slowly as he came along for the ride. Then, he’d run back along the outstretched hose to the hose reel. I kept on pulling the hose out slowly and he’d ride along and run back. He did this several times before he finally just held on and rode the hose around the reel a few times. Then he came back out for some pictures. He wasn’t shy at all. In fact, I think he was kind of showing off. These pics look best full-size so you can really see the detail – click on the photo to view.
Ah, but all of this entertainment and puffery wasn’t for me, it seems. Along the back side of the reel was another anole in a brown phase. I don’t know if she was interested in his antics or not, but she was pretty wary of me. She only let me get one or two good shots in before she took off out of view.
This is one beneficial creature to have in your garden because it eats a wide range of insects.