Down and Dirty

You probably think this post has something to do with mud or dirt, judging by the title, but nope. I just didn’t have time to put something together this morning, so I’m going throw a bunch a stuff at the wall and see if anything sticks. 😉

Brown anoles shed their skin every four to six weeks. I’ve lived in Florida about six years this time around, and this is the first time I’ve caught one not only shedding but eating it. The shedded skin is full of calcium, and that’s why they often ingest it.

Here are a few more photos of anoles, all of them brown unfortunately. I haven’t seen a green one since I lived here back in 2001-02. The green ones are native, but they’ve been decimated by the invasive brown ones. That’s sad, but it’s nature.

The invasive Cuban frogs are eating the native frogs, and there are a bunch of people going out of their way to kill the former any time they find them. But it’s not the Cuban frogs’ fault they’re here; they’re only trying to survive. If you get right down to it, humans are the most destructive invasive life form everywhere they settle, so I refuse to hurt any creature that’s not supposed to be here. I consider it evolution in action. If you’re meant to survive, you will. If not? Sad, but say farewell.

I’ll wrap it up with a pic of a paperwasp.

See you next time.

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Fenraven happily lives in south Florida, where it is really hot most of the year. Find him on Twitter and Facebook by searching on 'fenraven'.
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