Spot the anole!

Reader Barn Owl sent two phots of an Anolis lizard. These aren’t too hard, but can you spot them? Barn Owl’s notes:

Attached are two “Spot the X, Suburban Backyard Edition” photos for your consideration.  Both photos include the same American anole (Anolis carolinensis), but are taken from different angles (and the animal moved in-between).

Answer at noon Chicago time. Click on photos to enlarge.



  1. GBJames
    Posted June 11, 2018 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    These two are easy.

    • barn owl
      Posted June 11, 2018 at 9:22 am | Permalink

      That might not be good news for suburban anoles!

  2. Posted June 11, 2018 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Beats me, but what a lovely gazebo, Owl!

    • barn owl
      Posted June 11, 2018 at 10:35 am | Permalink

      Thanks, Matt – it’s actually a patio cover on the northwest corner of my house. The stone is local, and I planted a couple of “yellow bells” (Tecoma stans) that provide some additional shade. In cooler weather I can sit out there and read, knit, or spin with my drop spindles.

  3. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted June 11, 2018 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    Got it. But still fun!

  4. Posted June 11, 2018 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    I misread the title and thought I was going see a picture of Donald Trump when I clicked on the link.

  5. Michael Fisher
    Posted June 11, 2018 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    A rather groovy space! Looks like an 8-sided structure with 1/4 [90 degrees] missing to plug it into the corner of the house ~ (brick wall & square overhang to extreme right of top pic – overhang also in left of bottom pic).

    Stone floor, white fairy lights, decorative sun thingies, lizards on tap & a convenient cocktail cabinet – perfect.

    Lizard exactly where I’d expect it. Cabinet more elusive.

    • barn owl
      Posted June 11, 2018 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

      I’m afraid that the neighborhood squirrels, raccoons, and possums might break into a cocktail cabinet on the patio. Ceiling Cat knows that they made off with almost all of the cantaloupes in my garden one year. Haven’t tried growing them again, since they attracted all the critters within a mile radius (at least!).

      • Diane G
        Posted June 13, 2018 at 1:21 am | Permalink

        Well, what could possibly go wrong with drunk squirrels, raccoons, and possums?

        I agree with everyone, barn owl–very cool personal space!

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