Can any reader help with this question that came in to the AA offices?
“I found the Anole Annals website but I really would just like an answer to one question. Can you help me? My daughter wanted an anole and we bought one in May of 2012. Well, she passed away last night and I didn’t realize the extent of my love for her because I’ve been miserable all night. She would be brown and turn green when she slept or when she was alone. I found her at 10 PM hanging out of her log and I believe she had just expired because she was still all soft and lovely. The main thing is she was her beautiful green color and in death she remained green. Is it normal for an anole to be green when they die? Would she have turned green before or after her death? Could she have felt a feeling of calm or been sleeping in her green color when she died? I really am just hoping she died in her sleep. She was an old lady and her habits changed. She used to always be vertical in her greenery, but the last 2 months I think it was too hard for her to grasp and she spent more time on her log or on the slanted jutouts on her log as that was easier for her to hold on to but still be a little bit vertical. I am just trying to come to grips with her death and hoping she was OK at the very end. I was probably in the same room as I was on the computer but not paying attention to her right then, really hoping she wasn’t reaching out of the log to try and get my attention and I didn’t know.”