The Brown Anole was originally from Cuba and the Bahamas but by 1887 they had found there way to the Florida Keys. Today they are widespread across the state of Florida
It is pretty common to see quite a lot of Brown Anoles scurrying about Florida gardens. Unfortunately it is said to have displaced and reduced populations of the native Green Anole.
The aggressive nature of the Brown Anole has made life tough for the Green Anole making it rare to see one. Low and behold though, this week one went scurrying past my feet, stopped and displayed its pink dewlap just to tell me to back off! I for one am glad to see the race is not lost yet by the Green Anole!