I have been finding Green Anoles in my yard for a number of years now. And, each year there seems as if there are more and more of these charming lizards to be found. Yesterday, I came across this pair engaging in mating behavior, and took a few pictures.

A pair of Green Anoles engaged in mating behavior.
Green Anoles mating in early summer.
Green Anoles mating. Notice how the male is biting the female’s neck.
Green Anoles mating. This activity lasted approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Observation Details

County Denton
City Carrollton
Date May 29, 2011
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Residential – Single Family
Type of Behavior Mating
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Green Anole Observation Location

One Reply to “Green Anole – Mating Behavior”

  1. .

    I’ve seen these beautiful green, red-throated lizards at my Dallas home.

    Several years ago I was surprised to see a huge one on top of my back gate.

    Since then, I’ve seen several on my front porch… one green, red-throated one
    ran across my porch today, July 12.

    I’ve also seen smaller brown lizards… one seems to live behind my porch mailbox
    and sometimes I discover a baby lizard inside my house… so I carefully scoop him up
    and put him outside 🙂


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