Sunday, July 19, 2015

Gift Wrapped Anole?


Yesterday while admiring a flower, I realized someone was staring at me. A male brown Anole that appeared to be wearing a rain slicker or maybe had been gift wrapped.... I have 16 Former Posts of our cute guys and in 30 years here have never seen a lizard losing its skin. 


I watched in amazement as he rubbed his head back and forth, tearing off the skin. Per research, Anoles are the only lizards that shed in pieces and not leaving behind the whole skin.... below I cropped really close to show you the skin..  The other amazing thing is I manged to get these with my little pocket camera.

I WILL BE TAKING A FEW DAYS OFF TO CLEAN UP MY TWO COMPUTERS AND DO BACKUPS. I AM CONSIDERING DOWNLOADING WINDOWS 10 AND HAVE BEEN WARNED TO DO THIS... NOT SURE HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE..


27 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY WORD MS THAT IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME PHOTO. NATIONAL GEO WOULD LOVE THAT ONE. TALK ABOUT TIMING AND MAD SNAPPER SNAPPING. BRAVO TO YOU AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING
HUGS CECILIA AND MADI

carolann said...

Very interesting critter. Fab Photo.

See you later with windows 10.


Happy Sunday Sandra.

EG CameraGirl said...

How interesting to see the shedding skin. Good luck cleaning up your computer, doing backups and downloading Windows 10. Somehow that sounds like a LOT of work!

Mildred said...

That is wild that you were able to capture this. Very interesting.
All the best with the computer stuff.

Montanagirl said...

What a great catch! You should send it in to a magazine.

Chatty Crone said...

Wish I could get new skin - lol. Good luck on Windows 10 - we will miss you.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I didn't know they did that! We have lots of different lizards here and I've yet to see them shed their skin. Great catch!

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos Sandra. I never knew that lizards shed their skin the same as snakes do. Learned something new today. Enjoy your break and hope the download goes smoothly.

Casey said...

WOW! I've never seen a lizard changing clothes before.

barbara l. hale said...

That's so interesting. Hope your computer clean up goes easily and quickly.

Ruth Hiebert said...

These are very cool and interesting shots. He does look like he has crawled into some plastic and can't get out.

Gail said...

Very cool capture. I have never seen this either.

Felicia said...

cool images.

I'm waiting on windows 10 till all the bugs are worked out.

good luck

crafty cat corner said...

Fascinating pictures Sandra.
Briony
x

Ann said...

Well isn't that fascinating. I feel kind of sorry for the poor little guy because that has to be really annoying having all that skin hanging there.
Have fun with your clean up and back up.

TexWisGirl said...

really coooooool!

Linda said...

You see the most amazing things!!! I may take my laptop to the Geek Squad and let them do Windows 10 for me......will wait till I hear how you like it!

Dory and the Mama said...

Wow!! What a great series of shots!!!

Good luck with your clean up and upgrade!!

Linda P said...

Amazing shots! Hope all goes well with your computer clean up and upgrade!

Jo said...

Congratulations on the photo of the decade! What an amazing thing to see and thanks for sharing. See you when you return from the clean-up!

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

These pictures are amazing.

Rose said...

Fabulous captures...specially for a pocket camera.

Good luck with the download!

Kathy said...

Snake skins often have a cellophane type appearance. We have anoles here but I've never seen one shed either.

Ida said...

How cool is this...very! - Loved these shots. Hope you get your computer stuff worked out. I need to download photos somehow myself.

Susannah said...

Like your photos, Sandra. Hope the change over on your computer is quick and easy! That computer stuff gets me all rattled!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

That was a fascinating sight, Sandra, and yes it did look as if he was gift wrapped! Hope the PC backup goes well. i have decided not to download Windows 10 on my older desktop as ai am OK with keeping an older Windows version.

pattisjarrett said...

Happy computering. Hope you still have hair left when all said and done. ;)