Victim of Winter by BlackSwan

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This Knight Anole literally dropped down from the palm tree cluster by our garage and on the pavement. He was suffering from hypotermia due to the long cold snap down here in Florida.
He still tried to bite my hands when I scooped him up and hurried to crank up Pancake’s heat-lamp.
I contacted the local wildlife rescue groups and finally found one that is still running. I am going to drive him up this afternoon, hoping that he will make it.


florida, animals, wildlife, reptile, rescue, lizards, knight anole


  • Scott Bricker
    Scott Brickerover 4 years ago

    Leena to the rescue! That’s a lucky lizard…

  • I am a sucker…. =P ….. Anyway, I took him to the wildlife rehab and they are going to find him a home in a zoo when he’s ready.

    – BlackSwan

    HELUAover 4 years ago

    Thanks to you he probably will!! Poor green dragon!:)))

  • He was very active today, and I had trouble getting him in the carrier to take him to the rehab!

    – BlackSwan

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 4 years ago

    Oh, poor little thing…you have such a beautiful heart Leena!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  • Thank you sweet Sally! xox

    – BlackSwan

  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaover 4 years ago

    He is so beautiful Leena. I hope that he make it.

  • He truly is a piece of art! I am pretty sure he is ok, he was so active today. xo

    – BlackSwan

  • worldtripper
    worldtripperover 4 years ago

    Oh you poor babe! You’re such a sweetheart to take him in an try to help him! wasn’t that cold horrible? We’d usually be in shorts here in subtropical Houston, and had 5 nights of hard freezes in a row down to 18F!!! 1/2 of the stuff in my yard is dead (hybiscus, phoenix palms, ginger etc) and I ended up with the two feral kittens and their pregnant mom in a spare room). This makes me think what happened to all our poor lizzards etc??? I hope they are hiding in the garage somewhere?

  • Thank you so much Marita! We are slowly recovering from the record-breaking cold snap. I personally do enjoy the crisp air, but I feel so bad for the wildlife and the strays! Our native lizzies seem to be ok, but these imports ( Cuban Anoles and Iguanas ) are getting sick and dying.
    You have a new kitty-family! That is so kind of you to take care of them! We have a feral cat that comes to eat nightly. I’m working on taming him so I can get him fixed. He’s a six-toed white tom. =)

    – BlackSwan

  • worldtripper
    worldtripperover 4 years ago

    P.S. hope the li’l guy will make it, keep us informed

  • Oh, I did take the Anole to our local wildlife rehab place, they will find him a home in a zoo when he is ready. =)

    – BlackSwan

  • AuntieBarbie
    AuntieBarbieover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot – and a very awe inspiring story, am sure there are quite a few having problems.

  • Thank you ! He is one of the lucky ones. Sadly, most of the exotics that don’t belong in Florida nature will not survive the long cold period. These Knight Anoles are from Cuba. Native lizzies seem to bounce right back.

    – BlackSwan

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – BlackSwan

  • MagicalDecor
    MagicalDecorover 4 years ago

    Great shot! I heard about this happening there and I hope he makes it!

  • Thank you! It looks good for him, he’s in a great hands and will be taken care of! =)

    – BlackSwan

  • maxy
    maxyover 4 years ago

    Now that’s what I call a nose of noses!!!! WOW what a fantastic closeup!!! Love it!! xx

  • Lol! They do have big pie-hoes! Thank you Maxy! xox

    – BlackSwan

  • pie- HOLES! LoL!

    – BlackSwan

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