Thursday, October 4, 2012

Anole eating anole!

Today we had another first for the Lizard Project.  While on island H capturing lizards, we found a green anole eating a brown anole.  While other people had previously observed this happening, we had not seen this on our islands, until today.

As I was looking for lizards, some rustling on a nearby palm frond got my attention.  Expecting it to be a lizard to noose, I crouched down ready to capture it.  Thats when I found an adult green anole munching on a hatchling brown anole. The brown anole was still alive and struggling, but looked like the struggle was going to be futile.  This was an exciting find for us.


  1. How long did it take for the Green Anole to eat the other one?

  2. Danny Vazquez! You know, it looked like it was going to take a while, so we went back to catching lizards and left the Green Anole in Peace. My guess is it was going to take him a good 10 minutes at least! It was a big meal.