Battling Crested Anoles (A. cristatellus) in South Miami, FL

While out watching lizards last week with my undergraduate research assistant extraordinaire, Oliver Ljustina, and fellow SoFlo anole Ph.D. student Winter Beckles, we happened upon a pair of male crested anoles (Anolis cristatellus) ready to rumble! This is quite early – but not unheard of – in the season for the commencement of territorial disputes, so it was a surprise to see them locking horns so aggressively. This couple were battling fairly high in the tree, at approximately 3m.

Anyway, here are the pictures!

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3 thoughts on “Battling Crested Anoles (A. cristatellus) in South Miami, FL

    1. Hi Brian, it wasn’t there but elsewhere in the Gardens. If you would ever like to meet and take a walk together I would be happy to! Feel free to email me: jamesTstroud (at) gmail.com

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