Green Anole Using Rusted Screw Head For Pillow

By | March 15, 2017

I was photographing another lizard and almost didn’t see this Green Anole. It was on an old rusty piece of metal that was leaned up against a barn. When I got closer for a photo I saw that it was resting its head on a rusted screw.

Green Anole On Rusted Screw

Green Anole – Canon 7D2 | Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L v2 Lens | @400mm | 1/2500 | f/7.1| ISO 640

We had some nice warm days the first part of March and I saw several Lizards warming themselves in the sunlight. It has turned cold the past couple of days here in Arkansas. The Lizards have gone back into hiding. I am sure that they will be back out as soon as it warms up again.

Here are a few photos I made of the Green Anole last year:
Green Anole Displaying His Dewlap
The Green Anoles Are Becoming More Active
Green Anole Spitting A Tick Out

Green Anole Facts

Green anole is brightly green colored, but it easily changes the color into brown, yellow or grey depending on the mood, temperature and humidity. Males have pink or red flap of skin, called dewlap, on the throat.

Green anole has movable eyelids and its eyes move individually, independent from each other.

Green anole is diurnal animal (active during the day). When it doesn’t hunt, it basks in the sun.

Green anole can survive 2 to 3 years in the wild and up to 7 years in the captivity. (

Winter activity is dependent on sun and temperature.

A common sight in urban areas on steps and railings, adjacent to foliage. It is common on roadsides, the edges of forests where there are shrubs and vines, but also building sites having abundant foliage and sunlight. Their preferred habitat is moist forests, and brushy clearings. (Wikipedia)

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.