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SafewaySelect
06-12-2010, 12:30 AM
my girlfriend came home with this tiny lizard in a container from work. one of her co-workers caught him. ( he didn't say where ).

she works in a garden store in vancouver british columbia canada and all of their products are grown locally for what she can recall. ( green houses )

the lizard is about 1 1/2 inchs long. maybe 3/16'' wide. he has the markings of what would appear desert dwelling.

he is unable too climb glass, moves very fast. i hope someone can identify this little guy, i don't wanna let him go until i know he is native or not. but i can't care for him properly unless i know where he from or what he is.



http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy347/SafewaySelect/gecko/IMG_2786.jpg

http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy347/SafewaySelect/gecko/IMG_2783.jpg

Palor
06-12-2010, 03:11 AM
Looks very much like a juvie brown anole.

Rum66runner
06-17-2010, 02:17 AM
judging by the pattern on the back i'd say a female. atleast all the females i've seen and owned have had that pattern where as my males were just brown

Matt K
06-17-2010, 11:25 PM
Juvenile Anolis sagrei. aka 'Brown Anole', 'Bahama Anole', etc. Could be either male or female at this size. One of the easiest Anolis to keep/breed in a terrarium....

vegasgrl529
07-19-2010, 06:18 PM
Yeah that's definitely a brown anole. I wonder how he made his way into Canada though...

Palor
07-20-2010, 02:50 AM
Yeah that's definitely a brown anole. I wonder how he made his way into Canada though...

Likely it hatched there. Their eggs are really tough and they like to lay them in potted plants.

vegasgrl529
07-25-2010, 04:13 PM
Likely it hatched there. Their eggs are really tough and they like to lay them in potted plants.

He did, though, say that the place where his girlfriend works grows their plants locally.