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Friday Fun Photo’s

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Here are a few pictures I had taken a few days ago of an adult Anole Lizard and two tiny baby Anole Lizards.  I also am including a cute shot of one of the resident Grey Squirrels that was hanging out in my front yard.  I took these pictures in my yards on July 22, 2013.  The weather has been quite rainy and the birds are staying put in their tree perches.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

Adult Male Anole Lizard

Adult Anole Lizard

Baby Anole

Baby Anole

Baby Anole

Baby Anole

Sunbathing

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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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Almost Wordless Wednesday

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Koi

Koi

Most of these photographs were taken in the past week in my yard and along my street here in Florida.  The picture of the Koi was taken at our local privately operated park.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

 

P.S.  My thoughts and prayers to the town of West, Texas.  It sure has been a terrible week here in the United States of America.  Please consider donating to the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army for disaster relief (especially for the tiny town of West where many homes have been blown down by the explosion in that fertilizer factory plant).  Many thanks!

Male Eastern Bluebird

Male Eastern Bluebird

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Anole Lizard with partly missing tail

Anole Lizard with partly missing tail

Common Crow

Common Crow

Eastern Fence Lizard

Well, today’s post is fairly unique for me.  I like to mix it up a bit so here it is!  I was out sight seeing at a local overlook and lo and behold, there on a rock outcropping, was a lizard.  This lizard was getting warm and enjoying basking in the sun on that rock.  It is colored so that it blends in with the color of that stone.  That is an adaptation to help protect it from being eaten by predators.  Many lizards actually change their skin tone a bit to blend in with the  object that they are climbing on.  The lizard will cause its own tail to be separated from its body and left behind if a predator tries to grab it.  That is a protective measure of last resort.  Lizards eat small insects.  The lizard in these pictures was about five inches long.  This lizard just froze while I was near and after I walked off, it ran for the shrubbery.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

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