Large adhesive toe pads enable the anole to climb smooth vertical surfaces, a helpful adaptation for an animal that lives in the tops of trees. Knight anoles are native to Cuba and have been introduced to Florida.
Where to see them: Otto M. Budig Manatee Springs
Length: 1 to 1.7 ft
Lifespan: 10 yrs in wild
Diet: Insects and smaller lizards
Green Means Go Away: Turning bright green, a male anole puts on quite a show to defend its territory from other males.