Sophie first today, looking happy in the backyard.

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Big smile on Sophie today.

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This is the anole currently living on and around our sliding screen door, looking straight into the camera.

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I saw two baby anoles that had lost parts of their tails. This happens often with anoles, and in fact their tails are designed to break off easily and to continue to move for a few minutes to distract predators, giving the anole a chance to escape. The anole’s tail regenerates, but the new tail always looks different. This little anole lost part of her tail.

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And this baby anole lost even more of its tail, but seems to be healthy and active in spite of that.

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Acrobatic young anole.

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This anole gave me a definite side-eye.

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I heard some bird sounds in the trees overhead, and looked up to see a little Downy Woodpecker through the leaves.

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Closer look at the woodpecker. The Downy Woodpecker is small, only about 6 to 7 inches long.

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