First time this year for a brown anole fight! These two big guys faced off on the old fence near the gate. They were easy to tell apart because one was a lighter tan/brown, while the other was a darker brown/black.

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Moving in closer to each other.

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The light brown anole suddenly grabbed the dark brown anole’s head and swung him right off the fence rail.

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The dark brown guy is still sort of dangling here, trying to catch hold of the fence.

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Both anoles have a grip on the fence now, and on each other’s snouts.

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Jaws locked. My favorite photo from the battle.

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Both anoles made it back up to the top of the fence rail, where they faced each other with open mouths. Dark brown anole on the left has a big mouth!

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He moves closer to the light brown anole.

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Attacking each other.

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And then suddenly both of them were falling off the fence rail.

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Dark brown anole making his way back to the top, looking very ferocious and pleased with himself.

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But the light brown anole was already up there waiting for him (that’s his nose on the left), and knocked him off again when he arrived.

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So the lighter brown anole won this battle, and the darker brown anole went off to sit by himself on a gate post.

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After the fight was over, I saw this pretty female anole hunting for insects lower down on the old fence.

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Tomatoes continue to grow. I can count 10 tomatoes in this photo–all of them 2 inches or more in diameter, except for the one in the back on the right which looks a little smaller.

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Gloriosa lilies are continuing to bloom.

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Another lily.

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