Anolis maynardi Uses that Long Snout for Biting!

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Mike Vallee, a dive instructor on Little Cayman, spends his spare time watching that island’s delightfully long-schnozzed anole. What a great hobby! He says the “anoles are often found in and around the local agave plant. They are the perfect color match and their spiked leaves provide protection from birds and other predators.” He also commented on the photo above, in reference to a previous post on the long snout of this species, that we now know one thing they do with their pointy front end.

Here’s some more lovely pics he took.

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Photo by Mike Vallee

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Photo by Mike Vallee

Photo by Mike Vallee

Photo by Mike Vallee

Photo by Mike Vallee

Photo by Mike Vallee

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.

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