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Peters’s Rock Agama, Port St Lucie, Florida (1 Viewer)

dave598

RETIRED OLD GOAT, AS THE OTHER HALF SAYS.
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I was out looking around and bird and animal watching. I spotted this fella hanging out by the clubhouse of the complex I live in and was able to get a couple of shots. He seemed to freeze when I was pointing the camera at him and then moved when I looked away.

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KC Foggin

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I may be wrong but It looks like an Anole. They change colors to match their surroundings. They look great when they are all green.
 

WoodpeckerMaster

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I may be wrong but It looks like an Anole. They change colors to match their surroundings. They look great when they are all green.
anole would be my first guess, but then i realized that anoles tend to be thinner and have a streak on their back. also, you could probably see the folded up dewlap under it's jaw. still, you could be right. i hardly know anything about lizards, i only really know anoles and a few geckos that are up in florida.
 

dave598

RETIRED OLD GOAT, AS THE OTHER HALF SAYS.
United States
I posted the pictures also on the Facebook group North American Herpetology and one of the members stated that they are PETERS'S ROCK AGAMA and they were released into several areas of Florida by a Reptile Dealer. They are from East Africa and the females are not as bright as the males. I have attached a link to the PDF. It makes for some interesting reading and I have added it to my notebook that I am putting together of different birds, mammals, reptiles, etc.

Peters’s Rock Agama in Florida1
 

dave598

RETIRED OLD GOAT, AS THE OTHER HALF SAYS.
United States
anole would be my first guess, but then i realized that anoles tend to be thinner and have a streak on their back. also, you could probably see the folded up dewlap under it's jaw. still, you could be right. i hardly know anything about lizards, i only really know anoles and a few geckos that are up in florida.
Thank you and I like you know hardly anything about lizards in Florida
 

dave598

RETIRED OLD GOAT, AS THE OTHER HALF SAYS.
United States
I may be wrong but It looks like an Anole. They change colors to match their surroundings. They look great when they are all green.
Thank you KC I was actually leaning towards the Anole but thought it was too big for one. And your right I love the green Anole.
 

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