You have heard the slogan "Everything is bigger in Texas” – Texas is the second-largest state (after Alaska), is actually bigger than France. Before Texas was a state, it was a Nation, thus the nickname The Lone Star State, originated from the star on the 1836 flag of the Republic of Texas. And our home for five wonderful years!
As a reptile grows, its old skin becomes too tight and a new skin awaits just below the old. And like snakes, the green anoles in our garden shed their skin periodically as they grow. But unlike snakes, which slip out of their skin in one piece, the lizards’ skin comes off in tatters and shreds, which are sometimes then eaten by the individual. How often they shed depends on the anole’s size, age, food supply and humidity.
Our beautiful little Green Anole (2,4 inch/ 6 cm long) looks a bit weird and creepy at the moment.