Creature Feature: Carolina Chameleon
We’re minding the home front down on the Carolina coast for my daughter while she and hubby are away at a meeting.
Other than two soccer games and one birthday party, we havent gotten far from the home base.
One of these days I will have to come down with the intention of getting out to a seashore wildlife preserve with my camera. The back porch was as far as I made it this trip, and this was the extent of the wildlife available.
My 6-yr-old photographic assistant could not resist getting too close too fast to our subject–a Carolina Anole. I suffered from a bit too much help, Â so this was a rushed shot with the iPhone at minimum focal distance.
The creature was very familiar to me as a boy in Birmingham. We called them chameleons because they can change color. This one changed to brown before it disappeared under the deck.
We don’t see these in the Virginia mountains. Yet. Another couple of decades of climate shift, we’ll have them. And parrots. And palm trees. Â And….