Spider Chomping Brown Anoles

Photo by Janson Jones from dust tracks on the web.

That’s what’s happening in Florida, according to dust tracks on the web.

About Jonathan Losos

Professor and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. I've spent my entire professional career studying anoles and have discovered that the more I learn about anoles, the more I realize I don't know.

6 thoughts on “Spider Chomping Brown Anoles

    1. Skip,
      Same here, never seen an anole taken by a spider. I have, although had a Sphaerodactylus ladae stolen from me by a tarantula:
      I flushed the spahero out from under a dead agave and it ran under a small rock. When I flipped the rock the sphaero was lying on its back, which confused me initially until I saw that a tarantula had one of its fangs embedded in the sphaero’s abdomen. I still collected the gecko, hoping it would still be a useful as a specimen, but by the time I got to our preservative (about 30 mins) its internal organs had all but liquified.

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