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Anole Lizards being reptiles and cold-blooded animals, like to sunbathe to get warm.  I could not imagine though, seeing lizards sunbathing on the tops of  heat pump air conditioner units, of all things!  It all stated when I looked out my window a couple of days ago and saw an Anole Lizard sitting on the air conditioner in the back yard.  I went out to take a few pictures and noticed that the neighbor across from me also had a little lizard perched on top of their air conditioner.  Aha, a trend, I thought!

I live in a neighborhood of attached row homes.  To informally test my new hunch about the lizards, I quickly decided to take a short walk between the buildings  down the back common grassy area.  I did this early in the afternoon.  Nearly every home I saw had one, two or three lizards sunning themselves on the air conditioners!  Amazing!  I like lizards.  Lizards help keep the insect population in check.  These small Anole Lizards seem common here in Florida.   I took these pictures on May 2, 2013 in my yard and near my home.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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A Potted Squirrel?

No not a drunken squirrel  but just one that was busy burying its Acorns in the soft potting soil in that large flower-pot on my back deck.  The Grey Squirrels are smart in that the soft soil in the flower-pots seems a lot easier to dig in than the hard gravel strewn ground here.  So I have the cute picture and the squirrel has its Acorn snack.  I do go around and dig out the buried Acorns as I am not wanting any more Oak trees any time soon!   I snapped these pictures the day before yesterday on my deck.  Not much has been happening in the last couple of days here with regards to wildlife.  I am hopeful that more animals and birds will be out and about soon for me to take pictures of.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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