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Old Aug 5, 2012, 7:46 PM   #1
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This Anole has been hanging around for the past three years and has fathered many little ones. He has a liking for watching TV and does so by clinging to the window ledge for long periods of time. He is almost a pet. I think that whoever thought up the Geico Gecko didn't know much about lizards as he used an Anole for his model instead of an actual Gecko. Photo #2 is him in his TV watching position.
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Cool shots and I learnt something too !

Removed 3 geckos from our house this week - placing them carefully where I know the mosquitoes like to hang out, near the light above our front door
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Really nice capture of a Green Anole, Streets. They are interesting creatures, and that one sounds cool if he like to watch TV.

Most of the Anoles that live on my lanai are the brown ones, but I do see a few green ones from time to time. None of mine seem to pay any attention to the TV, so yours is definitely special. LOL

FYI: the species used for the Geico commercials are not native to the USA, they used the Madagascar Gecko as the role model. A couple of years ago Geico sponsored a touring exhibit of the Madagascar species that I caught when they came to our local zoo. The indoor exhibit had lousy lighting, but I did manage to get a shot of one. If you are interested to see how they compare to the Anole, you can find my old post here:
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Thanks for the link Steve. I still think that the Anole looks more like the Geico Gecko.
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