Reptiles and Amphibians - non-native

Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei) on Jul 25, 2013

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Description of specimen

Length of body about 1 inch; tail maybe 2-3x that length. 1st photo includes a pine needle for size comparison. Pictures make it look a lot like Brown Anole, female.
Pine needle for sizing Full image

Commentary

Ken, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife identifed this as a brown anole. It is classsified as a non-contolled species in Oregon and should not survey in the wild past mid fall or late summer when the nights start cooling down. This species is native to the West Indies and well established in Floridia and parts of Texas. Anoles are great escape artists, so it was most likely someone's pet.

Thanks for your report!

Lisa DeBruyckere
July 29, 2013, 9:31 a.m.