Brown Anole


Brown Anole  (Anolis sagrei )

The brown anole is a lizard native to Cuba and the Bahamas. It has been widely introduced elsewhere, by being sold as a pet lizard or stoaways on items such as tropical plants. They have established themselves in many areas and is now found in the southern states in the U.S. and other Caribbean islands. Rarely, there has been sightings here in Ontario, but I doubt any escapees would survive the winters.   


Brown anoles eat insects, grubs and mealworms, spiders, other lizards and their eggs, aquatic invertebrates and fish.


They live in open habitats, on the ground or low tree trunks, and readily adapt to disturbed and urban areas. The images on this page were all taken in or near a resort in Cuba.