Friday, July 24, 2009

Holy Green Anole!

I was grooming a potted plant to move it to the deck when off jumped a green anole. It was in the  process of shedding its skin.



It found its way to a rough stem.  Here you can see the white skin hanging off on either side of the stem.


It rubbed itself on the stem to  scratch off the old skin.



I could almost hear it say, “Ahhhh. That feels so good!”

While I watched it grabbed pieces of old skin ---and ate it! So that is why we don’t find lizard skins about as we do snake skins and insect shells!

It was almost done in this last shot. Perhaps the sunshine felt good on the new tender skin. Perhaps the rays are needed to complete the process. I wonder.


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